Public Involvement: Working with patients and the public (PPI)
We believe:
  • That patients and the public bring their unique knowledge and experience of ill health and services to research.  This can directly contribute to our work and increase its quality, acceptability and applicability

  • That patients and the public have a right to be involved, engaged with or participate in our work, especially that which directly effects them




In CLAHRC YH this happens in three main ways: involvement, participation and engagement.  


Involvement

Where members of the public are actively involved in research projects and in research organisations.

Our research work is divided into Themes and we encourage our researchers to get the public involved right from the start and all the way through. Each of the Themes has a public involvement Lead and there are groups that advise on individual projects and have an oversight role.

We have a Strategy and an Action Plan that guides our public involvement activities and a Working Group that oversees this. This group links to other teams in the region and nationally.

We also provide public involvement training for members of the public.


Participation

Where people take part in a research study

We are keen to give people the opportunity to take part in our research and we have a regular CLAHRC YH newsletter, where we share these opportunities. you can subscribe to this e-mail by clicking here. 


Engagement

Where information and knowledge about research is provided and disseminated

Please go to our news page (coming soon) and our Theme pages to see summaries of completed projects.