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The latest news from the patient's perspective

Looking at the issues that relate to partnership working and shared decision making.

This theme looks at the issues that relate to partnership working and shared decision making. It covers people’s human rights including the right to privacy and confidentiality.

Patient focus

Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia-friendly rural communities guide

Rural communities have an important part to play in tackling the social and economic impact of dementia, by supporting people living with dementia to be part of their local community. This guide gives best practice advice on how to create a dementia-friendly community in rural areas and shares successful case studies from across the country.

BMJ Quality and Safety

Role of patient and public involvement in implementation research

The roles of Patient and Public Involvement need to be tailored according to the nature of research to ensure authentic and appropriate involvement. This study provides a framework to guide the planning, conduct and reporting of PPI in implementation research, and encourage further research to evaluate its use.

Department of Health and Social Care

After a diagnosis of dementia: what to expect from health and care services

A guide to the support people should get from local services in England if they or someone they know have been diagnosed with dementia.

NHS England

12 million people to benefit from better joined up NHS and social care work

Over 12 million people will soon benefit from better joined up NHS and social care as four more areas, covering four and a half million extra people, are given more control to improve local services.

NHS England

Lifetime NHS mental health care for sexual assault victims

As part of a five year strategy delivering a new package of sexual abuse and assault care across England, the NHS has set out plans for better care, including Sexual Assault Referral Centres integrated across community services and improved provision for men.


New research explores what it takes for online patient and public involvement to work

A recent study from the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, published in BMC Research Involvement and Engagement, explores the use of an online platform for patient and public involvement (PPI) in palliative care and rehabilitation research.

Royal College of General Practitioners

Tackling loneliness: a community action plan

This action plan is has been published following the Royal College of General Practitioner's first-ever roundtable on loneliness; an event which saw charities, and community, voluntary and faith organisations come together to discuss how communities can tackle loneliness and social isolation in society.

THIS Institute

Citizen science: crowdsourcing for research

This report explores citizen science in research and reveals the power of people to generate ideas, solve problems, and work together to deliver on scientific goals. It offers examples of practical applications of citizen science and includes advice for designing and implementing citizen science projects and provides a framework for evaluating success.

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