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Get Involved

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.

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 existing Public Advisers

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

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