Websites and Information

 Patient and Public Involvement Guidance
  • A step-by-step PPI planning template for improvement specialists & researchers: Click here.
  • Working with the Quality and Safety Patient Panel: Click here.
  • Budgeting and Reimbursement. Procedures and policy for research staff in YQSR: Click here.

Part of the National Institute for Health Research, it supports active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.  Their role is to bring together expertise, insight and experience into the field of public involvement in research. There are many useful guides and resources for researchers, healthcare professionals and patients and the public to support active participation in health research.

The Improvement Academy 

The Improvement Academy is part of Yorkshire and Humber’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), of which there are 15 nationally. AHSNs were created in May 2013, following Lord Darzi’s report in 2008 which recognised the need for commitment to continuous improvement in the quality of care provided for patients in the NHS.

‘The AHSNs purpose is to create and harness a strong, purposeful partnership between patients, health services, industry, and academia to achieve a significant improvement in the health of the population.’

Patient Opinion 

An independent website that shares patient stories about their care and allows healthcare organisations e.g. hospitals and GP surgeries to reply to messages.