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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

We have been developing two key strands in relation to Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PPIEP), one focused on operational aspects and the other focused on developing research.

On the operational and practical front, we have an overarching goal to combine the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) that informs service development and delivery, with the PPI that informs the research and evaluation activity carried out to identify the impact of any changes applied to those services.

The research aspects of PPI are led by Dr Sophie Staniszewska and include studies specifically focusing on PPI and studies within the service themes that may include some aspect of PPI. The research strategy is being developed and will aim to respond to some of the recommendations outlined in, Going the Extra Mile, the response to the NIHR Breaking Boundaries review recently published.

NIHR CLAHRC WM uses the following terms to distinguish between the different PPI-oriented activities:

 

Involvement
Involvement 
Engagement
Engagement 
Public Awareness & Participation
Participation 
This is where members of the public are actively involved in research projects and in research organisations. This is where information and knowledge about research is provided and disseminated. This is where people take part in a research study. There are things we can do to promote awareness to improve participation.