Patient and public involvement and engagement
Patient and Public Involvement, and Public Engagement (PPIE) are integral to the School's research and capacity development activities.
What is public involvement and engagement?
Public involvement is where research is done ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public, rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. It refers to an active partnership where people can share their views and experiences to influence and shape research. We utilise the NIHR definition of public which includes patients, potential patients, carers and people who use health and social care services as well as people from specific communities and from organisations that represent people who use service
Public engagement refers to activities where information and knowledge about research is provided to, or shared, with the public.
How we involve the public?
The School works in partnership with members of the public to influence and inform what we do and how we do it. Public partners are involved across all our research, advising, and sometimes leading on, how research is designed, carried out, shared and adopted and in our governance, helping us to decide what projects we fund.
Each member of the School also involve the public across their own local research and activities.
Find tools, guidance and templates to help you involve and engage the public in your research.
Member of the public wanting to know more?
There are no prerequisites for becoming a public contributor, and there are many ways you can get involved. Find out more about public involvement and how you can get involved on our pages for the public.