Get involved!

31 Jan

by Philip Hammond, PPI Coordinator for the GM PSTRC


We are currently looking for people to get involved in our research by becoming a Core or Associate member of our Research User Group (RUG).

As a Greater Manchester wide centre we are keen to reach as many people as possible with our work and involve both patients and members of the public from the area.

As well as our patient populations, we are particularly keen to reach people working in primary care (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, practice staff etc) and those who work in or have a specialist interest/knowledge in patient safety or research.

Our Research User Group (RUG) was established to work in partnership with the research teams, advising or assisting with research developments, and consists of:

Friends of the GM PSTRC

Who receive regular newsletters and information about the work of the centre and are offered opportunities for further involvement or participation.  Becoming our friend is as easy as letting us have your email address on our online form.

Associate Members of the RUG

As well as receiving the regular newsletters, our Associate Members meet annually.  They will be actively involved in one (or more) of the research projects.  We are currently accepting applications for Associate Membership, please see our website for further details.

Core Members of the RUG

A core group of 12 appointed members who meet six-weekly.  The elected Chair sits on the Executive Management Board (one of the governance bodies within the GM PSTRC).  Members are aligned to one of the research themes to help develop further ways to involve members of the public and to recruit Associate Members.

We are currently looking for a new member to join the Core RUG.  You will need to use NHS primary care services (GP surgeries or pharmacies) in Greater Manchester, have a keen interest in health research and be able to commit to regular meetings (fees and expenses will be reimbursed).

For more information and to download an application pack for either Associate or Core membership, please visit our website.

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