EMAHSN Patient and Public Involvement Award - apply now!

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is offering a funding boost for vital community and voluntary groups that provide important support for patients to help shape local health services.

Bursaries of £1500 each for 10 groups will support patient, carer and public involvement in healthcare research and delivery across the East Midlands, with a particularly focus on involvement with seldom heard and underserved communities.  Groups can apply for funding up until the 5 May 2017

EMAHSN launched the fund, now in its third round, because it recognises that many voluntary groups find it difficult even to cover basic costs such as travel and members’ out-of-pocket expenses. Many groups exist to make sure that experiences of patients and public are at the heart of future decisions about health services – something that is central to EMAHSN and that it wants to encourage and sustain.

Often, just small amounts of funding can make a big difference and help ensure these essential groups can continue to sustain and develop their contributions to new models of healthcare and innovative approaches.

Applications for the grants will be considered by the East Midlands PPI Senate, an independent expert group of patients and public with varied health service user experience. The senate supports health and social care organisations to embed patient engagement.

For full details and to apply for a bursary award visit: www.emahsn.org.uk/public-involvement/patient-and-public-involvement-grants

For previous grants see here: http://emahsn.org.uk/news/ppibursaryawards2017 and http://emahsn.org.uk/news/ppibursaryaward2016