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Public & Patients

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement, or PPIE, is a programme of activity that connects people with research.

Through a range of activities we work with people and patients to inform, discuss, listen and make decisions about our research.

Some of these activities include:

  • Attending events
  • Being a member of a research group or panel
  • Being a member of a governance group
  • Collaborating with us on arts projects
  • And much more

Find out how NIHR Manchester BRC is working with patients and the public to influence research

Why is Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement important?

Our research benefits from the knowledge, views and experiences of people and patients. We involve patients and people in our work to improve the quality of our research, to ensure we meet everyone’s needs and focus on issues that matter to you.

We will:

  • Actively consult, listen to and involve people, patients, carers at all stages of our research
  • Inform, educate and stimulate thinking about our research
  • Involve patients, carers and people in decision-making processes within our governance and our research
  • Work collaboratively, flexibly, inclusively and respectfully to accommodate the needs, interests, concerns and aspirations of all
The Public Programmes Team

The Public Programmes Team

PPIE within the BRC is led by The Public Programmes Team, at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist unit which advises on, facilitates and delivers patient and public involvement and engagement.