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posted 1 Aug 2016, 09:02 by Derryn Lovett
The Brian Turley Award for Patient and Carer Involvement

Closing date 17th March 2017

We announce the inaugural Brian Turley Award for Patient and Carer Involvement. At our summer collaborative learning event on the 20th July, Rachel Matthews, Programme Lead for Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement introduced this new award which is open to improvement teams funded by CLAHRC NWL from October 1st 2015 and Improvement Leader Fellows who started in April 2016.
This inaugural award will be made in the memory of Brian Turley, a dedicated and committed patient advocate and disability rights campaigner. Brian became involved with NIHR CLAHRC NWL through ‘My Medication Passport’. Together with his mother Margaret, he was a passionate ambassador for the ‘My Medication Passport’.

Brian strongly believed the passport was a way to involve and engage people in their own care and to initiate better conversations with clinicians and other services including the police and the criminal justice system.

Sadly Brian died unexpectedly in February 2016 and we dedicate this award to his memory and as a way to sustain his values and commitment to patient engagement and involvement.