Patient Involvement for Researchers

If you are a researcher looking to get more information about patient and public involvement, the DRN may be able to help.

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in diabetes is a growing area which supports researchers and their teams in making trials and studies more relevant to those affected by diabetes that constitute your target groups for recruitment. With involvement, you will create a partnership with patients, carers and the public, allowing their perspectives to help guide your research studies.

The PPI options that may be open to you via the DRN include:

  • connecting to the DRN coordinating centre, which may be able to put you in touch with patients or carers in your region, or those interesting in your area of research, to help guide your research
  • connecting to your Local Research Network centre, which may have an established patient/public group that can help you to plan or conduct your research
  • the DRN coordinating centre may be able to help you establish your own group, or find people to join your study steering committee
  • the coordinating centre may be able to put you in touch with other people working in PPI in your area

If you are looking to involve people in your diabetes research, the DRN can offer advice and support on how to do this.

Contact Martin Lodemore, the DRN Patient and Public Liaison Officer, for more information:

Martin Lodemore
2nd Floor
ICCH Building
59-61 North Wharf Road
London
W2 1LA

Tel: 020 7594 1796
e-mail: m.lodemore@imperial.ac.uk

For more information and supporting material about patient & public involvement in public health and social care research, please see the INVOLVE website.