Patient and Public Involvement

Research carried out "with" patients rather than "to" them

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Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is research carried out "with" or "by" patients or members of the public rather than "to", "about" or "for" them.

At the Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre we believe that when trials are designed, overseen and disseminated with the involvement of people affected by a condition, that this helps ensure our research is more relevant, acceptable and accessible to potential trial participants.

If you would like to know more about PPI, visit the INVOLVE website. INVOLVE is the national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in the NHS, and provides a range of resources to support people thinking of getting involved in research.


To find out about opportunities to get involved in research visit the People in Research website.

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