Registration is now open for the second Patient Hack Day. The event will be held on Wednesday 30 September 10-3pm at The St Thomas Centre in Manchester.

More info about the venue, what the day involves and how to take part is available here.

Once again, inviting patients, carers, service users or members of the public are being invited to pitch their own idea for a research project. The pitchers will then work in groups with other public contributors and also with researchers and representatives from voluntary organisations to try to translate their idea into an early-stage research proposal.

This year, pitches are being invited around three themes – Mental Health, Technology & Health, and Patient Safety. This is because these are areas of expertise at the University of Manchester which means researchers/ voluntary organisation representatives with relevant experience will be in the room. There is more information about pitching here.

As with last year’s event, 30 public contributors and 30 researchers / voluntary organisation representatives are being invited, and places are available on a first come, first served basis.


The registration page can be found at

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with:

Find out more about how a hack day works

A blog on the first hack day event is available at

Reflections from the pitchers on the first hack day are available here.

Reflections and lessons learned from the first hack day are available here.

Reflections about improving support and diversity in public involvement in research developed from discussions on the first hack day are available here.