How to Build and Maintain PPI Groups (for Researchers)

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Are you wanting to work with patients and members of the public and build a PPI group to support your research?

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This session is open to all research staff planning or conducting research studies and clinical trials with patients in the NHS within the East of England. The session will particularly suit people who have attended the Introductory course on Patient and Public Involvement for Researchers and are now considering building a PPI group to support their research.

The training will cover identifying suitable group members, finding, recruiting and retaining them, ways of working, providing your group with appropriate training and how to maintain involvement over the research cycle.


9:30 - 10:15: How to Build and work with PPI Groups

10:15 - 10:20: Break

10:20 - 10:30: PPI member's experience of being involved in a group

10:30 - 10:50: Case Study

10:50 - 11:30: Group discussion and Q&A's

If your organisation would like to host online PPI training, we are happy to discuss this further with you. Please contact Amanda Stranks on 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Georgina Norris email: with any questions 

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Organiser Georgina Norris, Cambridge BRC, PPI/E Coordinator

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National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC):

A partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals and the University of Cambridge. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, it combines on a single site scientific research in world-class institutes, patient care in NHS hospitals, and drug discovery in pharmaceutical companies.


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