Research & Innovation (R&I) places patients and the public at the centre of what we do. We are committed to embedding meaningful patient and public involvement (PPI) in research in a way that adds value and has impact to the benefit of patients.
Why do PPI? There are many benefits that may be gained by actively involving and engaging patients and
the public in research which is encapsulated in a quote from Professor Dame Sally Davies.
“No matter how complicated the research, or how brilliant the researcher, patients and the public always offer unique, invaluable insights. Their advice when designing, implementing and evaluating research invariably makes studies more effective, more credible and often more cost effective” – Professor Dame Sally Davies.
Actively involving patients and the public can lead to:
Who can benefit from PPI?
If you would like to know more about PPI please read the Frequently Asked Questions. You may also find it useful to visit the Useful Links page which provides access to a range of useful PPI information.
You can also contact Jane Flewitt, Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement (PPI/E) Facilitator, if you are undertaking research and would like some support in the field of patient and public involvement.