About the Patient and Public Involvement Advisory Group

The Biomedical Research Centre Patient and Public Involvement Advisory Group (PPIAG) was set up as a ‘patients’ panel’ in 2012, to help make sure that patients and the public are central to all of our research activities.

The group meets every six weeks at Guy’s Hospital to provide a patient/public perspective on our work and to help shape our future research activities.

The group has an important role in developing and delivering our patient and public involvement and engagement strategy which you can download here.

Who we are

The group has thirteen patient/carer representatives with experience of advising on research studies, one community representative who has links with the Southwark community and six Biomedical Research Centre staff members.

What we do

The group’s core functions are:

  • To provide guidance on the ongoing implementation and development of the BRC’s Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement strategy.
  • To help develop methods of raising the BRC’s profile and awareness of research with the public.
  • To help develop methods of engagement with the local population.
  • To provide a patient/public perspective on a variety of BRC practices and approaches.
  • To consider other BRC Cluster and Theme matters as and when they arise.
  • To promote the work of the PPIAG and PPI in research at all opportunities.