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Involving patients and the public in research

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research is increasingly expected, if not required, by funders. The rationale for this is that PPI can lead to treatments that better meet people's needs and are more likely to be put into practice.

Right from grant proposal and ethics committee review stage, researchers are having to incorporate PPI into their plans. To help researchers actively involve patients and the public in their research, the Research Support Centre has a dedicated PPI manager.

Getting help

Joint Research Office PPI manager

Rosamund Yu can be contacted on

Online PPI helpdesk


PPI training

Click here for forthcoming events

External sources of direct support and advice with PPI

For more information go to Help for researchers on PPI

Step by step guides

For details of practical guides available go to Practical guides on PPI

Examples of PPI

For examples of how patients and the public have helped research, go to PPI case studies.

For suggestions on the different ways involving patients could help your research go to How do I involve patients or the public in research?

PPI news

New report out on public involvement in research applications to the National Research Ethics Service (NRES)

The National Research Ethics Service (NRES) and INVOLVE have published a study looking at the extent and nature of reported public involvement in health and social care research, using information routinely collected by NRES as part of the applications process for ethical approval of research projects.

To see the report go to INVOLVE website