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What's so Important about Patient & Public Involvement in Research?

An opportunity to share your opinion on how research you have been involved in should be evaluated.

  • Monday 22nd October 2018 10:30 (4 hours)
  • Workshop
  • Influence

PPI Evaluation Workshop

This workshop is for people (patients and members of the public) who are, or who have been, involved in research. 

A resounding call for evidence of impact from the involvement of patients and members of the public (PPI) in health research has put Evaluation - with a capital E - high on the PPI agenda. However 'impact' in the context of PPI can mean many different things to many different people, and often depends on how PPI and its purpose are understood. This makes evaluation challenging in terms of knowing what should be evaluated and how, and what a good evidence-base should look like.

There isn't much known about how people who get involved in research view these issues, nor what they believe to be the important impacts of involvement. This will be the focus of this PPI Evaluation Workshop. The findings of the workshop will be presented at our forthcoming conference 'International Perspectives on Evaluation of PPI in Research' taking place on 15th & 16th November this year, giving you a unique opportunity to inform a much wider debate on these important and pressing issues.

The PPI Evaluation Workshop is free but places are limited to 40 participants.  A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided and participants will receive £25 in vouchers in recognition of their contribution, plus reimbursement of travel costs.

To register your place, click on the Register button which will take you to the external booking page.

Workshop Agenda

10:00am - Arrival & Registration with tea & coffee
10:30-12pm - Critical reflection on patient & public involvement, exploration of impacts and role of evaluation

  • Format & Outputs
    • Brief presentation by workshop leads, followed by full and small group discussion
    • Mapped impacts of PPI in research important to those who get involve.

12:00-12:45pm - Light lunch with tea & coffee
12:45-2:15pm - Priority setting of impacts important to people involved in research

  • Format & outputs
    • Small group work, and full group discussion
    • Group consensus on impacts, ranked by importance

2:15-2:30pm - Summing up & next steps.


  • Room G21/G22, Devonshire Building
  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 7RX

What's so Important about Patient & Public Involvement in Research? Discussion

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  • magaret
    24th September 2018

    i have had dealings? with 2 researchers both times i said no and both times they ignored me, i have a dislike of researchers ,they have no respect for the patients.

    Ian Fairclough
    25th September 2018

    That is sad - why didn't you chat with someone from VOICE. They may be able to assist you?

    27th September 2018

    I didn't know they existed ,i have only found out about voice a month ago

  • Patricia Dennis
    21st September 2018

    I would very much like to be involved in the discussion re PPI, but unfortunately I am taking part in a research project on Balance and Stability the same day. Ironic.

    Pat Dennis