Be involved in a ‘research patient group’ to help ensure North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) continue to deliver exceptional healthcare now and in the future.

Closing date: Ongoing

For: People with personal experience of healthcare are best placed to comment on what research is needed and how research should be done. You don’t need any research experience.

What: Members of the public can bring a different perspective that is not always the same as those of researchers. Your involvement helps to ensure that the process is focused on what is important to people making it more relevant and acceptable to people who need to use NBT services. Being part of a research patient panel you will be able to:

  • comment on researchers’ treatment ideas
  • comment on how treatment will be carried out
  • read and give feedback on patient information sheets, letters to patients and questionnaires
  • sit on research committees and research project meetings

Where: Meetings usually take place at the Trust Headquarters at Southmead Hospital. You can be involved in as many or as few meetings as you like. Each group is different, some meet up for two hours every eight weeks, some just three times in total.

For more information or to get involved please either email research@nbt.nhs.uk or telephone our Patient & Public Involvement lead for research on 0117 414 9330. You can also download the information leaflet here.