The BRC has 2 Patient and Public Involvement Project Managers, Jacintha McGahon and Claire O’Neill.

Their role is to support researchers to implement PPI into their research and also to support patients and members of the public who would like to get involved in research.

The service is being led by the BRC but any researcher can contact the team to request one on one support and advice. This may include help setting up a new PPI group, gaining advice on a lay summary, organising mock interviews with a patient group or general advice on where to start with implementing PPI into a study.

Other support available to all health care professionals employed by Kings Health Partners includes:

  • Signposting to relevant patient and public groups
  • A range of useful information and resources e.g. Volunteer role descriptions, Terms of Reference, payment policies.
  • Free training on Implementing PPI in Research. These 2.5 hour sessions are provided in collaboration with the Research Design Service, London and are co-designed and co-delivered by trained members of the Patient and Public Advisory Group.
  • Free training for patients and members of the public who are interesting in Getting Involved in Research.

Please note that to maximise benefit for your study you should get in contact as early as possible during the set up process.

You can contact the team at brcppi@gstt.nhs.uk or 0207 188 7188 | x53524