Patient and Public Involvement
The National Institute for Health Research Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR-BRC) at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge has over 800 research projects currently on-going. Information on this can seen here.
Clinical trials are an essential part of translational research. Patients who are part of a clinical trial are often invited to be on a panel or attend focus groups where they can talk about their treatment experience, review documents such as patient leaflets or comment on research findings. The principle investigators can draw upon this to make their research more relevant to their patients.
PI's who are active in PPI include
If you are a PI and would like to know more about the benefits of PPI and how you can be involved then please email Charles Smith (BRC R&D Team) firstname.lastname@example.org