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What is it like to be a Lay Member? Public involvement in NHS research commissioning Isabel Boyer, 20/5/09.

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1 What is it like to be a Lay Member? Public involvement in NHS research commissioning Isabel Boyer, 20/5/09

2 Patient/public involvement: impact points Isabel Boyer, 20/5/09 Setting priorities Study design/ethics Funding decisions Trial management Dissemination Changing practice

3 Isabel Boyer, 20/5/09

4 Can you make a difference? Tokenism I won’t understand Daunting paperwork I won’t be listened to What can I add? More than one lay member Work through the Chair Use your mentor Challenge the language Can’t assume they all understand each other Difficult to second guess the scientists, so stay patient-centred Use your expertise: patient benefit and patient experience Outside perspective/common sense Patients have a valid voice Isabel Boyer, 20/5/09 ChallengesTools

5 What makes it all worthwhile? Being part of a ……Patient-Focused Team Isabel Boyer, 20/5/09


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