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We want to improve our clinical research processes, our research participants’ experiences and make sure that our trials and studies provide maximum benefit to people’s health – to do this, we need your help.

Involving people in our clinical research is about more than asking them to take part in a trial or study. Volunteers also help to shape our clinical research activities – what we do and how we do it – and we call this Patient and Public Involvement (PPI). This includes:

  • meeting up to discuss ideas for clinical research trials and studies
  • reviewing clinical research information sheets and posters
  • feeding back ideas on how to promote clinical research trials and studies and their results
  • helping us identify research priorities
  • taking part in a clinical research trial or study steering group

We work with a range of people to shape our clinical research activities, including people with experience of a particular condition (as a patient, family member or carer), people who have taken part in a trial or study, and those who have an interest in clinical research.

For more information

The PPI team can provide more information, including how to become a PPI member, and answer any questions you have.

You can contact the team by emailing

You can also sign up below (if you’re aged 16 years and over) to receive updates on our PPI activities and opportunities to get involved.

If your child is interested in joining one of the PPI groups for young people, contact us to find out more.


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