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Making Involvement Happen - an introduction to User Involvement

Do you want to understand the experiences and views of people who use your services? Have you tried and met obstacles? Do you struggle to get more than the usual people to sign up?



Diabetes UK are hosting workshops to introduce practical approaches that will help you engage the right people in ways that are proven to work.

The half-day workshops are offered through the Improving Local Services Together project – places are free of charge and are open to all NHS staff in England.

We will cover a range of practical steps from setting the purpose of engagement, to recruiting the right people, to getting the most out of involvement activity. It will also look at some of the common problems that people face and offer ways of overcoming them.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify good objectives for involvement, when you should involve people and what type of involvement is right for your circumstances
  • Identify the key steps in planning for effective involvement
  • Develop a recruitment plan to ensure you engage the right people
  • Describe some key challenges to successful involvement, including dealing with challenging people

Workshop Dates

Places are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.
The dates are:


Booking Place

Please get in touch if you would like to book a place on any of these workshops. If you have contacts you feel would be interested in attending these workshops please feel free to forward this information on to them.

Project Manager - Improving Local Services Together
T +44 (0)20 7424 1035  
F +44 (0)20 7424 1001

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