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Many healthcare organisations and charities encourage patients and the public to become involved in their own healthcare journey. The Health Research Authority, in reference to research, states that public involvement in research means research that is done ‘with’ or ‘by’ the public, not ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. It means that patients or other people with relevant experience contribute to how research is designed, conducted and disseminated. [Source]

Other bodies such as NICE or NHS England have their own definitions. for Public Patient Involvement or PPI. Although the exact definitions may vary in practice, central to PPI is the partnership between those involved. 

In this topic guide you are able to access key texts available in print or electronically within UHD/DHUFT, useful websites, and links to relevant journals. Please note that you may need to logon using your OpenAthens password to access many of these resources.

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Useful Links

BMJ Best Practice


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