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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

‘Introduction to PPI’ 

10am-4pm, 6 October 2017 at QMUL, Whitechapel 

'Meaningful PPI? How was it for you?'

10am-1pm, 31 October 2017 at Maple House, Tottenham Court Road 

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

1-4pm, 9 November 2017 at QMUL, Whitechapel 

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

1-4pm, 16 November 2017 at QMUL, Whitechapel 

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

9.30am-12.30pm, 21 November 2017 at Maple House, Tottenham Court Road 

‘Facilitation skills for PPI’

1.30-4.30pm, 21 November 2017 at Maple House, Tottenham Court Road 

‘Facilitation skills for PPI’

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

Check back again soon as we have a number of exciting workshops that will be added to the schedule, all taking place between January and March 2018.