The PCIE team at ARC KSS – Pippa (Team Lead), Beth and Kat (PCIE Coordinators) are able to support and guide you with your research PCIE plans, from start to finish and anywhere along this journey. We work with, and support, a team of Public Members who we can put you in touch with for PCIE insight or suggest other avenues for finding PCIE support. We suggest you use the information in this guide to help you think more fully about your PCIE plan and use the Getting Started in PCIE document to help focus your thoughts. Following this, we would be delighted to discuss your ideas and support you with your PCIE plan. You can email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NIHR Research Design Service South East (RDS SE)  - Also part of the NIHR, it provides research, design and methodological support to health and social care researchers in the south east who are developing grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-review funding programmes. It is one of ten RDSs across England. Their advisers are well-connected, active researchers based at the Universities of Brighton, Kent and Surrey.

NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent Surrey and Sussex (CRN KSS) - One of 15 local Clinical Research Networks (LCRN) and covers a large geographical area in the south east of England. CRN KSS work with NHS organisations, other health and social care providers and public health to support the set up and delivery of commercial and non-commercial studies promoting opportunities for people to participate in research.

The Centre for Engagement and Dissemination (CED)  is a branch of the NIHR that builds on the knowledge of INVOLVE (the previous Public and Engagement arm of NIHR). It aims to provide coordination and leadership across the health and social care systems to help make sure research is shaped by what matters to people, but also translated into action that improves and sustains health and care. This is achieved through a range of training opportunities, sharing best practice, support and spread of innovation, and developing accessible and relevant evidence-based resources.

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