Supporting Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement
The Roper-Hall Eye Foundation provides educational support for
Patient Involvement Groups
We support the Patient Involvement Group in Uveitis (PInGU) for patients suffering with uveitis (inflammation inside the eye), their partners and carers. It was set-up in October 2012 by Uveitis Consultants and Nurses from the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Most patients attend clinics in Birmingham but also includes patients who attend elsewhere in the West Midlands and further afield.
PInGU meets for a couple of hours, four times a year now virtually via Zoom but previously face-to-face at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and has been a great success informing about the disease, its treatments as well as research projects. Meetings are relaxed and informal with refreshments offered. Talks are from ophthalmologists, other health care professionals and researchers as well as patients. For further information contact PInGU@uhb.nhs.uk
If you organise a Patient Involvement Group in Birmingham or another part of the West Midlands that relates to an eye condition and wish to be considered for support, then please download this form
If you would like to know more about how patients can support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research then please click here