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How patients and members of the public are involved in appraising new medicines

I recently attended a meeting of the Patient and Public Interest Group (PAPIG), which is made up of patients, carers, patient advocates and third sector organisations. The group feeds their views via the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Group (AWTTC), who provide professional, technical and administrative support to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG). Read more about How patients and members of the public are involved in appraising new medicines[…]

Participation is key to challenging discrimination

Participation is key to challenging discrimination

At the All Wales Participation Network this year, Joe Powell set the tone with a powerful opening speech about the importance of full participation in society for people with learning disabilities. Joe was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 1996 and has spent 11 years in social care. He is now National Director of All Wales Read more about Participation is key to challenging discrimination[…]

Polling Station: The 2015 General Election

The General Election – having your say and addressing electoral inequality

Elections are the primary way for us to express our reactions to the performance of the government. An election is a tool of communication between the representatives and us: the people they represent. Apparently, voters get the government they deserve. This implies that active participation by the electorate on polling day will result in us Read more about The General Election – having your say and addressing electoral inequality[…]

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Think globally, act locally

“Thinking global and acting locally” is as relevant today as it has ever been. This idea encourages us to consider the state of the whole world, but to take action in our own communities, neighbourhoods and cities. It is part of human nature to protect the environment that we live in – the grassroots efforts Read more about Think globally, act locally[…]

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Participatory Research with Carers

This guest blog post was written by Rachel Waters from Newport Community Counselling Service. Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS) is based at The University of South Wales. The service offers free counselling to local people at venues across Newport and Caerleon. NCCS also carries out research into counselling and in this blog I will focus Read more about Participatory Research with Carers[…]

What does scrutiny mean

More scrutiny!

As you may already know, we hold regional participation networks three times each year which are suitable for anyone working in the field of participation and citizen engagement. Attendees come from a range of different organisations in the public and third sector that focus on a variety of issues. These events are suitable for anyone Read more about More scrutiny![…]

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Scrutiny! scrutiny! scrutiny!

‘Effective Public Engagement and scrutiny go hand in hand’ – these are the words of Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Local Government, in her opening speech at the conference ‘Scrutiny in the Spotlight’ in the Swalec Stadium, Cardiff on 28 November. Since then my working life seems to have been a whirl of scrutiny related conversations Read more about Scrutiny! scrutiny! scrutiny![…]

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