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How do you involve the public in your research? Why you should and how to do it.

1 September 2016

Here at CLAHRC Wessex all of our research areas have their own member of the public as part of the team to help inform decisions about the way research is conducted.

Over the last 3 years we have worked to develop our public contributors and involve them as part of the research and review process. We can now call on around 30 regular contributors.

The official title for this kind of approach is PPI - patient and public involvement - but we tend to simplify it to public involvement. 

Our PPI approach works on the principle of Champions and we have produced an extensive guide to help other organisations set up a similar system.


Here's our guide to making champions.


As part of the whole process we are asking people to take a look at the guide and let us know what they think. Here's a link to our survey

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Patient and public involvement is vital to the success of the CLAHRC.

We would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in becoming involved in our research and implementation.

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