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Patient and Public Involvement 

PPI is key to our research and allows us to perform the best quailty patient focused  research possible.


Patient & public involvement (PPI) in research is where our research is carried out 'with' or 'by' patients and members of the public rather than,'to', 'about' or 'for' them.

How Might I benefit From Being Involved?

  • By having a say in research that is important to you

  • Through sharing your experience.

  • By Learning more about research.

  • Through meeting new people.

  • By gaining confidence and new skills.


Hello my name is Katherine Smith and I’m one of the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPI) Facilitators working in the Respiratory Research Unit. Part of the work I do involves supporting our Respiratory Researchers with PPI in their studies.

Our Patient and Public Respiratory Panel Members are a really important part of the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit Team. If you would like more information about PPI or are interested in joining our Respiratory Research Panel, then please contact me either by email or by phone 0115 8231911

Useful Links


PPI Member

Interview with Una Rennard, one of the many members of the public that are involved in clinical research as a PPI advisor through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Want to Get Involved?

If you are interested in getting involved in our research and being a member of our PPI Advisory Panel or simply want to know more about PPI, just fill out the form below and enter PPI in the Subject Line and enter a Message.

PPI Panel Enquiry Form

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