Public Involvement in Research
"No matter how complicated the research, or how brilliant the researcher, patients and the public always offer unique, invaluable insights. Their advice when designing, implementing and evaluating research invariably makes studies more effective, more credible and often more cost efficient as well." Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer.
Members of the public can often bring a fresh perspective to research. There have been occasions when members of the public have identified areas of research that have not previously been considered by those close to the research.
Public involvement in research includes:
If you are interested in with clinical research at Derriford Hospital please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alternatively, the INVOLVE website can provide more information on helping in research.
INVOLVE have produced a Public Information Pack (PIP) which comprises 4 booklets, for members of the public interested in becoming involved in research. (Include links to booklets here)
“INVOLVE is a national advisory group, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Its role is to support and promote active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.”
INVOLVE Support Unit
Upper Market Street
Telephone: 023 8065 1088
Folk.us brings the world of research and researching to people who use health or social care services across Devon.
People in Research aims to help members of the public make contact with organisations which want actively to involve people in clinical research.
UK Clinical Research Collaboration
20 Park Crescent
The UK Clinical Research Collaboration site gives information on public involvement in research and booklets can be downloaded giving further information http://www.ukcrc.org/patients-and-public/patient-and-public-involvement-in-clinical-research/ .