Research Design Service: East Midlands
National Institute for Health Research
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Co-producing public involvement training with members of the public and research organisations in the East Midlands: creating, delivering and evaluating the lay assessor training programme

  Created on Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017. Posted in Public Involvement

This paper reports on setting up a training programme for lay assessors delivered collaboratively by research organisations across the East Midlands region.

A recognised method for public involvement consists of consulting with patients and the public for their views on various research materials. To support lay people to be able to carry out these tasks they require basic knowledge of how research works and to be familiar with terminology and good practice. The training programme was developed to support this learning and evolved from participant feedback and consultation.