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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. 

Booking

 To book a place please see the schedule below and contact the PPI Helpdesk ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk stating:

  • name of workshop
  • date of workshop
  • 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.

Due to the limited spaces available for our PPI workshops, there will be an attendance fee for staff not based at UCL or one of our UCLPartners organisations.

Workshops

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.

Current schedule

January 2018

How to write the PPI section of a grant form
Wednesday 24, 1.30pm-4.30pm, at QMUL, Charterhouse Square

Meaningful PPI? How was it for you?
Monday 29, 1-4pm at QMUL, Whitechapel 

Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research
Wednesday 31, 9.30am-12.30pm, Queen's Square 

Facilitation skills for PPI
Wednesday 31, 1:30pm - 4;30pm, Queen's Square 

February 2018

Facilitation skills for PPI
Tuesday 20, 9.30am-12.30pm, The Farr Institute  

How to write the PPI section of a grant form
Tuesday 20, 1.30-4.30pm, The Farr Institute

March 2018

How to write the PPI section of a grant form
Monday 5, 10am-1pm, Institute of Child Health 

Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research
Tuesday 6, 10am-1pm, QMUL, Whitechapel

April 2018

Introduction to PPI in research
Thursday 12, 10am-4pm, Maple House, Tottenham Court Road

Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research
Wednesday 18, 9.30am-12.30pm, QMUL, Whitechapel

Meaningful PPI? How was it for you?
Wednesday 18, 1.30-4.30pm, QMUL, Whitechapel

May 2018

How to write the PPI section of a grant form
Wednesday 9, 9.30am-12.30pm, QMUL, Whitechapel 

Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research
Wednesday 9, 1.30-4.30pm, QMUL, Whitechapel