How do I utilise involvement in a review or database study?
There are various ways in how patient and public involvement can contribute to a review study. Some of the contributions of involvement in such studies are:
- Make sure the question you are asking is important to the public
- Investigate outcomes that are important to those affected
- Ensure reviews are accessible to people making decisions
INVOLVE has written a guidance document on public involvement in systematic reviews and the Cochrane Community has published a blog on stakeholder involvement in Cochrane Review screening including tips.
The School’s Evidence Synthesis Working Group has a patient and public involvement lead, Anne-Marie Boylan (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is able to advise you on how to involve the public in your SPCR funded review.