Public Involvement and Engagement Senate

The Innovation Agency’s Pubic Involvement and Engagement Senate meets bi-monthly to discuss North West Coast healthcare projects and the development of Innovation Agency programmes.  Patient and public representatives bring their unique perspective to our projects and while each has different experiences, all are united in their desire to help improve healthcare across the North West Coast.  The Senate enables us to hear the views from a wide-ranging number of people and also ensures all of our public communication is suitable and meets their needs. 

Input from members has included:

  • Development of a smartphone app wizard to highlight the benefits of data-sharing

  • Development on a series of public-facing questionnaires including Connected Health Cities data-sharing

  • Members are involved in other Innovation Agency’s roles, including providing a patient and public perspective to interview panels

Public Involvement and Engagement Framework
The Public Involvement and Engagement Senate has helped develop the public involvement and engagement aims and objectives for the Innovation Agency through the Public Involvement and Engagement Framework.

About PIES members
PIES members come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wide-range of experience from within health and social care as both professionals and patients, and from roles in the wider community.

Become a PIES member
If you would like to become more actively involved in providing a public voice on our work as part of the Patient Involvement and Engagement Senate (PIES) we are looking for volunteers with all levels of experience.

Volunteers dictate their level of involvement - from attending meetings, to completing questionnaires and telephone interviews, or sitting on expert panels.

If you live in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire or South Cumbria and would like to be involved in the future of health and social care please email Debbie Parkinson, Patient and Public Involvement Lead, or telephone her: 01772 520250

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