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Patient and Public Involvement 

Patients, carers, and members of the public can get involved in our world-leading research in many ways. Involving patients and carers in our research helps us to identify research questions that are most relevant. It also makes sure that the needs of patients, carers and anyone else affected by the research, are central throughout the research process so that we answer these questions in the right way.


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.


We want to hear from you, whether you are a patient, carer or just interested in health and medical research. With your involvement, we can carry out research that is relevant and designed around patient needs. Together, we can help research improve people’s health and wellbeing. Join us to make a difference through research!

Dr Adele Horobin

Senior Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager


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?

How can I get involved?

Whether you are a patient, carer, advocate, or simply interested in learning more about our medical research, there are many ways you can get involved. You don’t need any special skills or qualifications. You can bring your insights based on your own experience of health or healthcare to help shape research that is relevant and built around patient.

Please contact Dr Adele Horobin - Senior Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager to find out more about opportunities to get involved.

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