We provide training in collaboration with the Research Design Service, London on Implementing Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in Research.

The workshops are unique in the area of PPI, being co-designed and co-delivered by trained members of the Patient and Public Advisory Group, giving participants the opportunity to discuss specific challenges in their own studies with experienced service users. The workshops are targeted towards researchers who are currently in the process of applying for research funding to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) or similar funding streams.

What will the training cover?

  • An overview of what effective PPI is and what it is not in the context of research
  • How patients and the public can be involved at every stage of the research cycle
  • Practical planning for effective PPI
  • Clarification on what resources and support structures exist in the Research Design Service (RDS) and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.

Who can attend?

The courses are free for health care professionals employed by organisations associated with the NIHR BRC at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College London. These include

  • King’s College London
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • St George’s University of London
  • St George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

All sessions will be held on the 16th Floor of the Tower Wing at Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT.

Places are limited.

Upcoming dates for training are:

  • Tuesday 12th December 2017 9am-11.30am THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
  • Thursday 8th February 2018 1.30-4.00
  • Wednesday 28th March 2018 9.00-11.30
  • Tuesday 12th June 2018 9.00-11.30
  • Wednesday 26th September 2018 1.30-4.00.
  • Tuesday 13th November 2018 9.00-11.30
  • Wednesday 12th December 2018 1.30-4.00

For registration and further information please email PPI@rdslondon.co.uk

Training for patients and members of the public

For information on the training we provide to patients and members of the public, click here.