98.1   Attend the Centre for BME Health East Midlands ‘Live healthier, Stay healthier Community FREE Events’ on the 1 and 15 October 2016 in Leicester.
98.2   Get involved - Have you been affected by Upper Gastro Intestinal (Stomach and Oesophagus) suspect or actual cancer? We are seeking patient stories about people’s experience of being referred with a suspect cancer, going straight to diagnostic test and then treatment. Here’s more information and who to contact for more information.
98.3   Get Involved: NICE are recruiting lay members for their committee to help develop public health guidelines.  Applications deadline - 25 October 2016 at 9am.  Apply here.  For queries please email Jennifer Heaton.   
98.4   Get involved: The Royal College of Psychiatrists seek one Patient and one Carer for their Forensic Faculty Executive Committee. They meet 4 times a year usually in London, so applicants must be able to travel independently using public transport. Travel and subsistence payments are made including hotel costs if necessary. For further information and an application form please phone 020 3701 2566 or email specifying 'RCPsych Forensic Carer/Service User Volunteer'. Closing date for applications 31 October 2016.
98.5   Apply for a Patient Experience Network Award (PENNA) 2016. These awards recognise, celebrate and share the great work around the UK to improve the experience of care. Please call Michelle or Lauren on 03333 447060 for more information on how to enter. Here’s Information and a film showcasing 2015 winners. Submission deadline 5pm 28 November 2016 and awards ceremony and conference is 21 March 2017 in Birmingham.
98.6   Get Involved: Here’s Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts information leaflet about how patients and the public can get involved in recruitment and selection of staff.  If you’re interested call 01529 222280 or email.
98.7   Read Sherry Arnsteins Ladder of Citizen Participation. And here’s and interesting blog about Arnsteins Ladder versus the Gunning Principles.
98.8   Read NIHR INVOLVE's document about Payment for Public Involvement who receive welfare payments.
98.9   Read a couple of blogs from Simon Denegri from NIHR INVOLVE.   He talks about ‘It’s time to talk about ‘cutting edge’ public involvement and engagement in the same breath as world – class health research’. And about the lack of patient presence when planning policies and services.
98.10   Read this leaflet about the Duty of Candour and the legal duty for organisations to be open and honest with patients when things go wrong.
98.11   Check out NHS England’s new Involvement Hub and find out all you need to know about NHS England and patient and public involvement.
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    Public Face is an initiative of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN). It is compiled by Shahnaz Aziz and Katie Swinburn and aims to promote Patient and Public Involvement in healthcare and health research. Contact: Katie Swinburn or 0115 748 4216.