FREE Payment for Involvement - Challenges & Solutions Workshop

On 03.12.2018
Are you a staff member working within the NHS, local authority or universities? Do you find the process of offering payment for public involvement challenging?

NIHR INVOLVE strongly recommends an offer of payment for public involvement in research, but recognises the challenges of processing payments and how payments might affect the public. For those thinking of getting involved, these complex processes are a barrier and to researchers and PPI managers they can be confusing, time consuming and frustrating.

This interactive workshop is aimed at those involved in processing payment for public involvement. It will enable delegates to:

Understand how different institutions approach payment for public involvement

- Understand how tax and welfare benefits agencies view these payments

- Discover how members of the public might be supported to make the process easier to navigate.

- Be clearer about how an individual’s eligibility to receive welfare benefits might be put at risk by receiving payments

- Understand when reimbursed expenses might need to be declared for tax purposes

- Understand how tax and welfare benefits authorities view the use of high street shopping vouchers.

It’s also an opportunity discover the support available to the public, researchers, institutions and PPI managers on payments, and what you could provide to make the process easier for everyone. You’ll have the chance to ask questions about the processes you use, and discuss with others how they approach payment for involvement.

Although this session will focus on payment for involvement in research, many of the same regulations apply and similar challenges are faced when offering payment for involvement in service delivery, improvement, teaching and other related areas.

This workshop will be delivered by: Martin Lodemore, NIHR INVOLVE Coordinating Centre and Raksha Pandya-Wood, NIHR Research Design Service East Midlands

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