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Get Involved


ARC NWC Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation Strategy – at a glance

Strong and effective Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation (P&CIEP) is central to ensuring that our ARC NWC programme is relevant to the needs of patients and the public in our diverse local communities within the North West Coast region. We will ensure that our findings inform decision-making and changes to practice that increase the sustainability of our health and care systems and deliver improvements in outcomes locally and nationally.

See how public involvement and engagement works within ARC NWC (diagram / infographic)


NEW: Read our Public Adviser COVID-19 lock down stories and experiences

Want to join ARC NWC as a Public Adviser?

If you are interested in becoming a Public Adviser to ARC NWC please email in the first instance.

All applicants are entitled to equality of opportunity regardless of their sex, race, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status or age.

Ways to get Involved

– Attending the regular Adviser Forum

– Joining Public Adviser Sub-committees:

Health Inequalities

– Our individual Theme work projects enable being part of teams conducting and analysing research

– Taking part in Dissemination events

– Participating/attending ARCFEST events

Resources for ARC NWC Public Advisers

Top 10 Patient Engagement Resources

Free on-line training `What is Health Research?’ designed by University of Leeds and advocated by NIHR INVOLVE.

Free course: Personalised Care: Peer Leadership Foundation – Step One

Learn what personalised care is and how the whole population can benefit. As the NHS moves towards a more personalised health and care system, it’s important for people to have a clear idea of what this new, more targeted approach to health and care means for them. On this course you’ll learn what personalised care is, and how it can benefit the whole population in England. You’ll also hear how it works in practice. An ARC NWC public adviser who took part said “The course links strongly to some of the NIHR ARC NWC Themes like Person Centred Complex Care Theme and Equitable Place Based Health and Care Theme in the way the course outlines the benefits of using social prescribing techniques”.

ARC NWC Public Adviser Facebook Page. (access details provided once registered)

This group is for registered Public Advisers from the North West Coast. It is aimed at allowing you to share learning experiences, ideas, projects advice and research. We hope you find it useful and please contribute to get the best out of the group

Virtual Patient and Public Involvement: A guide to video calling

It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to virtual meetings. This helpful guide takes you through the most commonly used virtual meeting tools with tips on getting started.

Virtual Meetings Guide.

Free public health training:

Through short video lectures, practitioner interviews and a wide range of interactive activities, learners will be immersed in the world of public health practice. Designed for those new to the discipline, over four modules (intended for four weeks of learning), learners will become familiar with the scope, origins, ethics, principles and paradigms of public health practice. Access the Coursera Course here.

Group Rules for Members

1. Be kind and courteous

We’re all in this together, to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect and take a common-sense approach to all we do in the Group. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.

2. No hate speech or bullying or Intimidation

Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

3. No promotions or spam

Self-promotion, promotion of commercial enterprises, jokes & funnies, spam and irrelevant messages/links in posts and comments aren’t allowed.

4. Respect everyone’s privacy

Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.

5. We are a Professionally Orientated Group.

Membership is a closed group only for ARC-NWC Public Advisors