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Patient and Public Involvement

Patient and Public Involvement

We collaborate and interact with the public in a variety of ways. This ranges from patients taking part in our trials, to sharing our findings with the public, and even collaborating with the public as co-researchers.

Leeds CTRU has an infrastructure to help support meaningful PPI throughout our research. We have an institute wide PPI policy and guidelines, which are supported by a Patient and Public Involvement Officer. Many of our Trial Managers and Co-ordinators also have experience in this area. We are committed to offering appropriate support and guidance to any members of the public who work with us.

We have been recognised at a national level for our high quality and innovative PPI. One example of this is the service user network set up to support our pressure ulcer studies.
Patient and Public Involvement
Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research means working with members of the public to plan and carry out research. We are committed to engaging with members of the public throughout our research activities. This includes working with the public to:

  • Decide what topics to research

  • Develop research funding applications

  • Think about how to run studies

  • Manage and oversee our work

  • Interpret our findings

  • Share results

Taking Part in a Clinical Trial

Our studies rely on patients and families generously giving their time. For the majority of our studies, we recruit patients via the NHS. If you are interested in taking part in a trial then talk to you healthcare team to see if there are any related to you. You can also search for studies on the UK Clinical Trials Gateway.