We are currently recruiting new members to our Public Involvement Network.

Our volunteer patient and public research advisors support and advise researchers about how best to involve and engage patients and the public in research. They help our researchers devise research studies and trials that are fit for purpose and deliver on what patients and communities need.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Jacintha McGahon or Alistair Weir.

You can complete an application here.

Want to help shape the future of health research?

If so, why not join our Patient Involvement Network?

Research & Development at Guys & St Thomas are excited to launch our Patient Involvement Network to help us improve our research, maximise research benefits to patients and help to determine our research priorities for the next five years.

We understand that while patients and members of the public may wish to be involved in research they may not always be able to commit time to regular meetings or the opportunity may not be there as yet.  By joining the Patient Involvement Network it will allow us to keep you informed of different health research projects that you may be interested in getting involved with. Ways that our patients and public get involved now are:

  • Advising on research studies in specific areas
  • Reviewing research study documents e.g. Patient Information Sheets
  • Advising on general research issues e.g. transparency
  • Participating in events
  • Delivering training
  • Completing surveys

Our volunteer patient and public research advisors support and advise researchers about how best to involve and engage patients and the public in their research from very early stages through to completion. They do this by sharing their experiences to help our researchers devise research studies and trials that are fit for purpose and deliver on what patients and communities need.

You don’t need any experience of research to be part of the Patient Involvement Network. You just need:

  • an enthusiasm for health research
  • to be a resident or work in Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark, and/or
  • to have been a patient of Guy’s and St Thomas’ in the last five years

It’s important that the membership of the group reflects the diverse population of our community. We welcome applications from all but are particularly seeking applications from groups that are underrepresented – Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups as well as 18-60 year olds.

If you want to find out more, please contact Jacintha McGahon (jacintha.mcgahon@gstt.nhs.uk) or Alistair Weir (Alistair.weir@gstt.nhs.uk).

To join please complete the following survey so we know what areas to contact you about.

You can leave at any time and there is no obligation to respond to any requests that we send.