Working with the public

We have been working with a lot of people in Merseyside to develop materials that are useful. We have discussed the project with people from different community groups from young people in the Princes Trust employability and welfare programme run by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to military veterans attending groups run by Everton in The Community and Liverpool FC foundation.

The project is being guided by a group of patient and public representatives. We are also working closely with a group of 9 local people who have designed the material with us. Margaret Stanley is the team member who leads this work.

For more information and news about our work with the public read our blog.


The community group contributed their own photographs to illustrate their experiences and thoughts about visiting the dentist, and curated a photographic exhibition at the University of Liverpool in February 2020

The community group shared their photo stories with different stakeholders such a dental practitioners and people working in public health, both locally and across England.

Read about this further under the Sharing our Work tab

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This study/project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [PGfAR project reference RP-PG-0616-20004]. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.