Public involvement, also known as Patient and Public Involvement (PPI), is an important part of the work that we all do. Involving patients in developing research questions, choosing outcome measures and designing interventions can help ensure that our research addresses patients’ needs. Involving patients in the design and running of research can help avoid unforeseen problems and help to improve recruitment and retention to studies. PPI can also contribute to the successful dissemination of findings.
We are offering a two hour workshop that will be of benefit to all researchers, research managers, and PhD students who are interested in, or responsible for, developing patient involvement. The initial workshop will be designed to concentrate on the needs of researchers but over time this will be developed to also meet the needs of public contributors.
The following is a list of topics that we will cover in the workshop, each focuses on the role of patient involvement at a different stage of the research lifecycle and will include practical discussion of how to involve patients and the public:
- Early stages in developing research design
- Participant Information Sheets and ethics
- Continued involvement throughout the research cycle
- Involvement in dissemination papers and conferences)
- Practicalities (recruitment, payments and more)
Aims: Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore ways of involving patients and the public throughout the research cycle and discuss its associated benefits and challenges.
This workshop will take place in Bristol, location to be confirmed.
All resources will be provided by the workshop facilitators.
The workshop will be delivered by the BRC/HPRU PPI team in collaboration with People in Health West of England.