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COVID-19 – VOICE Announcement

Our priority is the safety and well-being of VOICE members and so we are cancelling or postponing many of the meetings and events scheduled to take place in the near future.

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Please do keep coming to check the site for new, exciting content and ways to engage. We're working hard to create new opportunities that you can participate with from home, so keep checking back!

If you would like to engage in discussions about the current situation with other VOICE members, we have set up the Community Chat group, which is open for anyone to join and keep in touch.



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For Health Research

VOICE is a community of patients, carers and members of the public contributing their lived experience to focus health research on real unmet needs and priorities.  VOICE also supports researchers to conduct meaningful, high quality, patient and public involvement.

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For Innovation on Ageing

VOICE and the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing are leading conversations with the public on what is needed for healthy ageing; co-designing new products and services to help us live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Create the future of ageing with us.

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Current Opportunities

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Research Coffee Morning: Nutrition & Brain Ageing

Join us for a digital event from the NuBrain consortium

  • Event
  • 26/08/2020 (cut off 25/08/2020) - 1 hour, 30 mins
  • Online
  • Health & Science
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Online VOICE Research Support Group

Help researchers by providing feedback and ideas on their research proposals.

  • Public/Patient Representative
  • No Specific Date
  • Online
  • All Topics
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Help us test a brand new service

Take part in the trial of onHand in the North East.

About VOICE

“We are volunteering the accumulated knowledge we have gathered over our entire life”

VOICE Member

About Voice

In contributing our experience, ideas, insights and vision, VOICE members become partners. They work with Universities and external organisations to:

  • Improve the focus, quality, relevance and impact of research
  • Stimulate and shape social and technological innovation
  • Enjoy lifelong learning and become research active citizens
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of communities across the globe
  • The involvement of VOICE members in research helps to focus academic knowledge, creativity and expertise on finding solutions and innovations that will make a difference to and have an impact on people's lives

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onHand in the North East

We have been working with an innovative Tech for Good company to pilot their service in the North East of England. They match vett...

  • 05/08/2020
  • All Topics

Five tips for involving patients and the public in research remotely: Insights from Covid-19

In April of this year, I was fortunate enough to receive Newcastle University’s Tilly Hale Award. The Tilly Hale award provides se...

  • 20/07/2020
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Virtual Research Engagement

Experts funded by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) engaged audiences across the country with the first Faculty ...

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