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.
Joint Research Office PPI manager
Rosamund Yu can be contacted on email@example.com
Online PPI helpdesk
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
For suggestions on the different ways involving patients could help your research go to How do I involve patients or the public in research?
Patient Case Studies
Read our booklet on 'How patients have helped us with our research' which describes the many ways that patients have got involved in biomedical research at UCLH and UCL.