Patient and public involvement (PPI) Patient and public involvement (PPI)

Involvement of patients and the public in all stages of healthcare research contributes significantly to the value of healthcare research by enhancing the insights of researchers into the specific health conditions being studied, ensuring research topics and methods are relevant and acceptable and improving dissemination and impact. Research funded by the Department of Health through the NIHR must demonstrate involvement of patients and the public throughout the development and conduct of the research. There is a strong ethos of involving experts by experience within the doctoral programme at UEA, and there is wider expertise on involvement and PPI within the Medical School and School of Health Sciences. We are currently building on existing opportunities for patient and public involvement in research through links with experts by experience and other patient groups locally and regionally such as the Youth Council.