Patient and Public Involvement
Patient and public involvement (PPI)
Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is an important part of the research that we fund as well as being part of our research commissioning and management processes. We expect researchers to actively involve the public in their research. We also involve members of the public in reviewing funding applications and as members of decision-making committees and panels, making recommendations about research funding.
INVOLVE is an excellent source of knowledge, learning and information about patient and public involvement in research.
We recommend the Research Design Service and INVOLVE as sources of information and support for researchers developing PPI in their applications. In addition, we have identified some key PPI resources for researchers.
For members of the public:
We are always interested to hear from members of the public who would like to get involved as reviewers or as committee/panel members. To find out more about what public reviewers and panel/committee members do please visit our Public involvement at CCF page. In addition, we have identified some key PPI resources for patients and the public.
Case Studies of Public Involvement
INVOLVE, the Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) and the School for Primary Care Research have produced some case studies to illustrate how researchers are involving members of the public in their PGfAR funded projects. These are available to download from the links below.
Poster Presentation at INVOLVE National Conference, November 2012
In November 2012, a poster entitled 'Recognising the importance of Patient and Public Involvement in Programme Grants for Applied Research' was presented at the INVOLVE National Conference. For information about how the programme values patient and public involvement and how one such investigator views the contribution that public involvement has made to their research, please download a copy of the poster by selecting the image on the right-hand side.