Our aim is simply to involve and engage people from all walks of life in biomedical and health-related research.

The Public Programmes Team is a specialist unit advising on and delivering patient and public involvement and engagement, across Greater Manchester, nationally and internationally. We are financially independent and not-for profit, hosted by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the University of Manchester.

Our strategic focus areas:

  • Prioritising diversity and inclusion¬†within our contributors, audiences and approaches
  • Experimenting with arts-led approaches; innovating across engagement and involvement
  • Delivering gold standard evaluation and research informing a continuous cycle of innovation and improvement in our practice
  • Building capacity for engagement and involvement within researchers and public contributors.

Find out more about the services we offer below 

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Strategic advice

We support organisations to develop thoughtful and thorough policies for engagement and involvement locally, nationally and internationally.

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Design & delivery

Our portfolio of public engagement and involvement programmes has attracted national and international funding, and been recognised through a number of awards.

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Research

We undertake research and evaluation work into patient and public involvement in biomedical and health-related research with a wide range of partners.

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Learning & development

Our portfolio of training workshops and bespoke support around engagement and involvement is based on over 15 years of experience.

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