Public Involvement within our themes

Avoidable Attendance and Admissions in Long Term Conditions (AAA) 


Evidence Based Transformation with the NHS

  • Liz Thorp manages patient panels within this theme. Please click here to view Liz's profile and contact details

Generic Yorkshire Quality and Safety patient panel

This is a mixed group, we encourage diversity to represent the region, particularly Bradford and Leeds populations. Some members have links to national groups (e.g. Diabetes UK, CQC inspection teams, Healthwatch).   We also have a Governor and Chaplain from Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

Their role is to:

  • Support/advise the YQSR team when we are developing and conducting our research, including CLAHRC.
  •  We might consult them at an early stage with an embryonic research idea to see if it has legs, pitch ideas to them.
  • They might help us design and improve leaflets.
  • Some collect data for us (e.g. on the PRASE project they went out and spoke to patients on wards for us)
  • Some help us with dissemination – e.g. presenting findings or have led workshops (e.g. at the Improvement Conference November last year they ran a Q&A workshop on understanding the role of PPI in research).
  • They are well connected and can signpost us to other contacts.
  • Our Improvement Academy here also use them as a resource and they are used as a sounding board.
Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) Patient Advisory Panel

  • i.e. a Project specific panel for PACT Programme Grant (& CLAHRC money in project).
  • Specific people were recruited for this panel – all aged 65+ elderly care service users and their partners – and advise/work with the PACT project team (same duties as I listed above).
Yorkshire Patient Safety Transitional Research Centre
  • This patient panel is in development, with patient leads for each workstream. These members have broader knowledge of healthcare and issues, previous experience of PPI. They are also linked with other groups so we can tap into these for research. They have experience of running meetings, and being proactive in the community on researchers’ behalf. 

Primary care-based management of frailty in older people (Frailty)

Healthy Children, Healthy Families (HCHF)
The Born in Bradford project has also received some media coverage on the BBC. Please click on the link below to view the programme -

Mental Health and Comorbidity (MHC)


Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT


Translating Knowledge into Action (TK2A)

  • Diabetes UK  (sheffield branch), Doncaster Bariatric surgery support group, Huddersfield University PPI group, Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Panel (ShARRP), Sheffield Dementia Involvement Group (SHINDIG), Stroke Association (Sheffield) 
  • Breatheasy group sheffield (with TACT)