Info for Researchers

Patient Involvement: Why and How

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has built a world-leading reputation for involving the public in the design, delivery and dissemination of health, social care and public health research. Patient and public involvement is now at the heart of its work and is expected of those whose work it funds. This is a culture change in the conduct of UK health research, transformation is ongoing and supported by INVOLVE, NIHR’s national advisory group for the advancement of public involvement.

If you are a medical researcher in the Thames Valley, you can use this website to find patients, carers or other members of the public to work with you as partners in your research projects, from setting research priorities and planning studies to dissemination of results and all steps in between. Please post your project online so that patients can see the opportunity on this website. They will be alerted to new opportunities by email and you can also contact us and ask us to search our database of those who have already expressed an interest and send details on to you. You can also post on this site details of research studies that need participants.

Researchers in Oxford can also submit details of research studies requiring participants here: ouh.nhs.uk/research/patients/get-involved.aspx.

You can read about researchers who have embraced patient, carer and public involvement on Case Studies.

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