Joint Research Office


PPI workshop on setting up a patient group

24 October 2013

The Joint Research Office (JRO) is running a workshop on 25 November for researchers wanting to set up a patient group as part of their PPI (patient and public involvement) plans.

The free half-day workshop ‘Setting up and running a patient group for PPI in biomedical research’ aims to be practical and realistic in its approach. Researchers are encouraged to work through their own plans for PPI.

Topics covered include:

  • Pros and cons of different types of groups
  • How to enlist people to a group and keep them interested
  • Setting the terms of reference of a group
  • One researcher’s experience of setting up a patient group.

The workshop will be led by Bec Hanley of TwoCan Associates and Derek Stewart of Rime and Reason.

NB This workshop only looks at the active involvement of patients in the research process. It does not look at how to recruit patients and volunteers to trials.


Monday 25 November 2013, 1pm-4pm


UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies Room 432
16 Taviton Street, LONDON, WC1H 0BW

To book:

contact Madeleine Stewart on madeleine.stewart(@)ucl.ac.uk