PPI Learning: training and resources

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PPI Knowledge Building

Our Moorfields BRC currently provides an introductory module on patient and public involvement (PPI) for all core staff at the Moorfields Clinical Research Facility. To sign up to the next available course, Moorfields staff can log into Insight via the Moorfields intranet.

Our PPI Team is available to support researchers in learning more about PPI and in developing knowledge and skills in areas such as conversation facilitation and evaluation and surveys. You can contact us at moorfieldsbrc@nihr.ac.uk to find out more.

Other knowledge building courses:

NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre's PPI training programme - Open to researchers from organisations in the UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership, which includes UCL and Moorfields


The following resources will help you in planning for PPI at the earliest stages of your research design and development.

It is important to identify and work with an appropriate cross section of patients and public partners to identify the 'right' research question and to establish an acceptable research design with clear, relevant outcomes. PPI is most effective when clear expectations are laid out from the outset, when roles and responsibilities are clarified and relevant training and skills development is provided. Budgeting for PPI at the beginning and building in appropriate reimbursement/recognition for people's expenses, time to take part, skills and experience will help support broader involvement and more equal partnerships.

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