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Patient and public engagement and involvement (PPIE) ensures that every aspect of the research process involves consultation or is carried out by patients and the public.

Why is PPIE so important?

Tracy Marsden“When conducting a clinical research trial it is so important to have a partnership between the team and members of the public.

“By working alongside the research team they can actively contribute to the research process by advising how it should be carried out leading to better understanding of the impact of our research.”

Tracy Marsden, Acute Research Delivery Team Lead


Anne Bamford“I think it is important to encourage and empower researchers to have the patient voice and active involvement in their work, from the moment it is being planned, right up to and including publication.

“I really believe it improves the relevance and quality of research for patient benefit. Being able to work with researcher also improves my feelings of self-worth and being able to hold a useful place in society.”

Ann Bamford, patient representative

How to get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in PPIE. Whether you want to get involved in certain projects or help shape our PPIE strategy, we are always looking for more volunteers.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please complete our contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.

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