How do we begin the conversation about research involvement with patients and the public? This new PPI toolkit helps health research charities and others starting on the journey to tackle this challenge. It offers particular guidance on facilitating a first workshop with PPI contributors. It was developed in partnership by TCD PPI Ignite, HRCI and […]
Do patients and the public trust researchers with their health data? In 2019 we held a small workshop with patients and members of the public to capture their views on how they wish their data to be treated, for the purposes of health research. Download our pdf to see the results of our findings. Do […]
On 30 May 2019, a group of patient-focused organisations and other interested parties attended Health Research Charities Ireland (at the time called the Medical Research Charities Group) ‘Evidence for Advocacy’ seminar. They heard diverse perspectives from experts in research, policy and public relations (PR) and were also presented with case studies from a number of charities sharing refreshingly honest accounts of their experiences. By focusing on advocacy through a research lens, the event highlighted the power of taking an evidence-informed approach to support advocacy campaigns and to guide efforts to improve health.
This practical guide follows on from that seminar and draws on the information presented by the speakers, contributions from the floor, as well as the expertise of the authors and Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI). We are very grateful to all who contributed.
HRCI has partnered with the Charities Research Involvement Group in the UK, to produce guidance on PPI in Industry. The guide was launched in September 2019 and focuses on how to overcome the issues that health research charities often face when encouraging or participating in industry-led PPI and offers practical advice on how to do […]
October 2018 Language is perhaps the most valuable tool that we have as humans. It is important in not only conveying our meaning, but also as an instrument of positive change. During numerous recent meetings I have found myself immersed in discussion on the language of patient and public involvement (PPI). These discussions have left […]
September 2018 It is an exciting time in health research. Barriers between the research community and the public are being eroded, we are taking a broader view of what constitutes expertise and research is now more likely than ever to result in impact for the people it is intended to help. Patient and public involvement […]