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Introduction to Involving Patients and the Public, 23 May

May 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Introduction to Involving Patients and the Public in the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre and in the Health Protection Research Unit Evaluation of Interventions 

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 half day 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.


Workshop details:

Location:     Room G. 11 at Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS

Date:             Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Time:            10am -1pm


All resources will be provided by the workshop facilitators.

The workshop will be delivered by the BRC PPI team in collaboration with People in Health West of England.

To sign up for the workshop please register here.  For further information contact Noreen Hopewell-Kelly at or Mike Bell at  Places are limited so please book early.


May 23, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


People in Health West of England


Bristol Medical School
Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road
Bristol, BS8 2PS
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