NIHR Voices Group

About the NIHR Voices Group

NIHR Voices was formed in 2015 to bring together members of the public and health and social care professionals from across the Yorkshire and the Humber region who have an interest in public involvement in research.

We aim to be an active and diverse community, supporting each other to improve public involvement in healthcare research. We do this through putting on events, sharing good practice and working together on projects which can benefit us all. We are made up of people from:

The public from across Yorkshire and Humber

The NIHR Research Design Service in Yorkshire and the Humber

The Improvement Academy, Academic Health Sciences Network (or AHSN)

The Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Centre (or BRC)

The Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (CRN)

The Yorkshire and Humber Collaboration for Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (or CLAHRC)

The Clinical Research Facility Leeds (or Leeds CRF)

The Clinical Research Facility Sheffield (or Sheffield CRF)

The Diagnostic Evidence Cooperative Leeds (or DEC)

Since 2015 our group has hosted a 1 day event each year to talk about what we all think is important to improve on in connection with health and social care research, and to lay a foundation for our work to continue in smaller groups between the events. If you want to know more about the sorts of things we have talked about in the past you can find more information by clicking here.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do, or if you would like to join us please contact us via this website.

You will be made very welcome and your contribution is important to making sure that everyone’s voice is heard when making decisions about involving and engaging people in healthcare research. How much and how you want to contribute is entirely up to you.

We look forward to hearing your voice!