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1 Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Research How do I get involved?

2 Variety of different ways… Join a research network & help in identifying research priorities Join a commissioning board Being a peer reviewer Becoming a member of a research advisory group Writing or commenting on research documents Helping to carry out research

3 What questions should I ask? About the role itself What am I being asked to do? Is there a written job description? Are they looking for particular skills or experience? What is the time commitment?

4 What questions should I ask? About meetings How often are the meetings? Where will they be held? How much reading or preparation will I be expected to do ahead of the meeting?

5 What questions should I ask? About support What training will I be offered? Will there be a named person providing advice, support, mentoring? Will there be practical support such as access to office equipment, use of computer, photocopying, printing and telephone?

6 What questions should I ask? About payment and expenses Will I be offered payment for my involvement? Will my expenses such as carer costs and travel be covered? How would payment affect my benefits or income tax?

7 Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Research How do I get involved in SURF? The HCAI Research Network’s Service User Research Forum

8 SURF core activities 1.Advising on research priorities 2.Commissioning board 3.Peer reviewing 4.Becoming a member of a research advisory group 5.Writing or commenting on research documents 6.Helping to carry out research

9 What questions should I ask? The Role What am I being asked to do? –Become a member of a core group whose initial task is to advise on public research priorities in HCAI Is there a written job description? –Yes Do I need particular skills or experience? –No. Although welcome those with previous research experience What is the time commitment? –We envisage meetings per year …

10 What questions should I ask? About meetings How often are the meetings? –Envisage 2/3 per year Where will they be held? –Depending on the membership – but most likely a central London venue How much reading or preparation will I be expected to do ahead of the meeting? –Depends on the meeting

11 What questions should I ask? About support What training will I be offered? –Members will be asked about training needs – core research skills, assertiveness and confidence building Will there be a named person providing advice, support, mentoring? –Yes Will there be practical support such as access to office equipment, use of computer, printing photocopying and telephone? –Depends the activity you’re involved in.

12 What questions should I ask? About payment and expenses Will I be offered payment for my involvement? –Yes Will my expenses such as carer costs and travel be covered? –Yes How might payment affect my benefits or income tax? –Depends on your individual circumstances

13 How do I sign up? Please complete the registration form Please supply as many details as possible Thank you!


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