NIHR Cambridge PPI Training Events

Introduction to PPI for researchers
Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10.00-12.00
This interactive session covers what PPI is, how it can help research and tips for doing it well. The session also includes one of our CUH PPI Panel members sharing their experiences of getting involved, and a PPI case study presented by a local researcher.

PPI toolkit: Ways to involve the public in research
Wednesday 20 July 2022, 10.00-12.30
This session looks at some of the methods that can be used for PPI to help researchers find ways that might be suitable for their project. The session covers activities that can be used throughout the research cycle, with examples from research taking place on campus.

How to build and maintain PPI groups
Thursday 11 August 2022, 9.30-11.30
Forming a PPI group can be an effective way of involving people in your research. This session looks at the different ways a PPI group can work, how to recruit group members and how to keep them involved throughout the lifecycle of your project. Includes one of our CUH PPI panel members and a researcher who will share their experiences.

Running successful PPI groups
Tuesday 13 September 2022, 14.00-16.00
Focus groups can be a great way to support discussion about your research with a group of interested people. In this session we will look at how focus/discussion groups can be useful for PPI, when they might not be appropriate and how to plan, organise and follow up a successful session.

Planning inclusive PPI
Thursday 6 October 2022, 10.00-12.30
To maximise the impact of PPI and improve research for everyone, we need to involve a diverse range of people and communities. This session encourages participants to think about ways to design inclusive PPI opportunities that work for the communities they wish to involve. We will look at best practice and examples for relationship building, recruitment, planning and follow up.

Evaluating PPI
Monday 24 October 2022, 14.00-16.00
PPI is seen as essential to improving the value and relevance of research - but how can we evaluate the impact that our PPI has had, to know whether it has worked well and how it can be improved in the future? In this session we will look at why traditional evaluation is difficult for PPI, how best to plan for success, and monitoring and recording your impact.

Writing lay summaries for health research
Wednesday 30 November 2022, 9.30-11.30
An interactive session for health care researchers on communicating your research to a wide audience. Looking at what makes a successful lay summary and things to avoid based on feedback from our public contributors.