Public Involvement – News

New Chair of INVOLVE Advisory Group

We are pleased to announce that Tina Coldham has been appointed the new Chair of the INVOLVE Advisory Group, effective 1 December 2017.  For more information, please visit the INVOLVE website.

IR35 and payment for public involvement

Changes to HMRC regulations on ‘contractors and intermediaries’ have led to some institutions processing payments for involvement in research through PAYE.  INVOLVE has discussed these changes with HMRC and the Dept of Health’s Tax Advisor, and produced an agreed statement along with INVOLVE’s understanding of how these regulations might relate to payment for involvement.

You can read the document online INVOLVE statement on HMRC IR35 regulations and more can be found about IR35 regulations on the GOV.UK website, including assistance in determining the employment status of individuals and an IR35 helpline.


New Health Research Authority (HRA) Framework on health and social care research

“Health and social care research has clear benefits, but it relies on people. They give their money to fund and their time to participate in research. It crucial that in return that research is planned, regulated and conducted in a way that inspires confidence.”
Bill Davidson, Joint Head of Policy at the Health Research Authority

Regulators and government departments who promote and protect the interests of patients across the four UK nations have set out the key principles in a new UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research. The 19 principles of good practice in research are for those who manage and conduct health and social research in the UK.