Tag: Patient and Public Involvement

What does PPI look like in the Imperial NHS Trust?

Readers of this blog will be familiar with Patient and Public Involvement in a research setting. But what does PPI look like within health care services? Here Imperial NHS Trust Lay Partners Mariam Mohammed and John Norton share their perspectives. 

John and Mariam strategic lay forum

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Case study #5: Establishing a public panel in research

In conversation with: Aime Boakye, Junior Study Coordinator and PPI/E Lead
Working within: HPRU in Respiratory Infections

Panel members reviewing an animated film about latent tuberculosis.

What did you do?

It was a primary aim of our NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Respiratory Infections to seek meaningful patient and public input in our three research areas: Influenza, Tuberculosis and Other Acute Respiratory Infections. Therefore, we appointed two patient representatives (for Flu and Tuberculosis) who were invited to our key strategic and public meetings.

Additional to that, in January 2017, we set up a panel of patients and members of the public who either had experience of respiratory conditions or were interested in our three research areas. We meet between two and three times a year for two hours where they helped us to identify, plan and design our research within the themes listed above.

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