Patient and Public involvement groups

Patient and public involvement (PPI) in the NHS and care services is becoming increasingly important. At the same time, PPI is becoming a requirement for most bodies that fund health research. It is recognised that members of the public, patients and carers can play a significant role in the design and conduct of all types of applied health research.

Patients and the public, academics and health service professionals, have much to learn from each other and through working together, we can ensure that research is relevant and that it answers key questions more effectively.

Our well-established Public Involvement in Research Groups are below. These groups allow local people, professionals, and experts by experience, to work with our team, to co-design and produce excellent research. Our students also benefit, encouraged to use Public Involvement Groups when planning their research.