Joint Research Office


Last chance to join workshop on setting up a PPI patient group

5 September 2012

A few places remain on the Joint Research Office (JRO) workshop on 10 September 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.

When: Monday, 10 September 2012, 9.30am-1.00pm
Where: Boardroom, The Heart Hospital, 16 Westmoreland Street, London W1G 8PH

To book: contact Caroline Romain on (Caroline.Romain@uclh.nhs.uk) or Rosamund Yu on (Rosamund.yu@ucl.ac.uk)

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