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PPI training

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research.

The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. 

Beginners only

  • ‘Introduction to PPI’ Get started with the theory of PPI and lots of practical ideas. Read more
  • ‘How to fill in the PPI section of a grant form’ What do funders expect when they ask you about PPI? How can you use this to make your research better? Read more

Beginners and experienced

  • 'Finders keepers?' How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research. Read more.
  • ‘Facilitation skills for PPI’ For researchers who want to run one-off discussions with groups of patients and the public. Read more

Experienced only

  • ‘Meaningful PPI? How was it for you?’ Your opportunity to reflect on what you’ve done so far, celebrate what has gone well and plan to address some of the challenges. Read more

Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Booking

See below for schedule. To book a place contact the PPI Helpdesk ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk stating which workshop, the date, your name, job title and organisation. A maximum of two courses can be booked per person. There is no charge for attending a course, however we reserve the right to charge a £50 non-attendance fee if you fail to inform us 24 hours before the workshop that you won’t be attending.

Current schedule

‘Facilitation skills for PPI’

10am-1pm, 5 December 2017 at QMUL, Whitechapel 

‘How to write the PPI section of a grant form’

1-4.30pm,  24 January 2018 at QMUL, Charterhouse Square

Meaningful PPI? How was it for you?'

1-4pm,  29 January 2018 at QMUL, Whitechapel 

'Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research'

9.30am-12.30pm, 31 January 2018 at Queen's Square 

‘Facilitation skills for PPI’

9.30am-12.30pm, 31 January 2018 at Queen's Square 

‘Facilitation skills for PPI’

9.30am-12.30pm, 20 February 2018 at The Farr Institute  

‘How to write the PPI section of a grant form’

1.30-4.30pm, 20 February 2018 at The Farr Institute  

‘How to write the PPI section of a grant form’

10am-1pm, 5 March 2018 at Institute of Child Health 

'Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research'

10am-1pm,  6 March 2018 at QMUL, Whitechapel

'Introduction to PPI in research'

10am-4pm, 12 April 2018 at Maple House, Tottenham Court Road

'Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research'

9.30am-12.30pm, 18 April 2018 at QMUL, Whitechapel

Meaningful PPI? How was it for you?'

1.30-4.30pm, 18 April 2018 at QMUL, Whitechapel 

'Introduction to PPI in research'

10am-4pm, 2 May 2018 at Maple House, Tottenham Court Road

‘How to write the PPI section of a grant form’

9.30am-12.30pm, 9 May 2018 at QMUL, Whitechapel 

'Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research'

1.30-4.30pm, 9 May 2018 at QMUL, Whitechapel