PPI Training

The BRC runs a programme of regular workshops for researchers at UCL Partner organisations on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research.

The award-winning sessions build up researchers’ skills in involving lay people in activities including setting research priorities and designing protocols.

Attendees get career points as workshops are included in UCL’s Doctoral Skills Development Programme. Workshops are supported by the Wellcome Trust.

*Due to the current UK situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding all scheduled workshops online*

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Workshops

This session is for anyone new to PPI. Learn what patient and public involvement is all about, and how it can help your research. Pick up some of the basics of incorporating patient involvement into your work.

  • Wednesday 19 January 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday 10 February 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 6 April 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 -  10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 8 June 2022 - 10.00am  - 12.30pm

This session is for anyone struggling to work PPI into their funding applications. Learn what funders are looking for, and at what stage of applying for funding you should be seeking patient input.

  • Wednesday 26 January 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday 17 February 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 6 April 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 8 June 2022  2.00pm - 4.30pm

This session is for anyone looking to involve patients in their research. Learn where to go to find people who will get involved, and how to help them remain engaged.

  • Wednesday 26 January 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 17 February 2022 -  2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 16 March 2022  - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  •  Wednesday 13 April 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday 19 May 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 16 June 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm

This session is for anyone looking to run workshops of focus groups. Learn how to get the most out of your meetings.

  • Wednesday 9 February 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 13 April 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 19 May 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday 16 June 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm

This session is for anyone who understands the role of PPI, and wants to put their learning into practice. The session examines PPI methods in depth, including cost, how to choose the right method for your project, and with a particular look at how to run a PPI focus group.

  • Wednesday 9 February 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 24 February 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 24 March 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 21 April 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 - 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday 23 June 2022 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm

We are delighted to be offering the bespoke workshop on Patient and Public Involvement in lab-based and early clinical research. Exclusively designed and held for researchers funded by the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Stem Cells and Immunotherapies at UCL, the workshop consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Patient and Public Involvement & research communication on Wednesday 23 February 2022, 10:00 am -12:30 pm

You will learn

    • about the benefits of involving Patient and Public members in research and
    • how to communicate your work to a patient and public audience.

 

  • Part 2: Patient and Public Involvement in action on  Thursday 10 March 2022, 10:00 am-12:30pm 

Part 2 brings together BTRU researcher and members of the Patient & Public Research Panel to explore the many skills and lived experience that patients, carers and members of the public bring to research. In a question and answer session, Patient & Public Research Panel members will ask questions about your research and you can ask them about their background, views on elements of your work and thoughts about including Patient and Public Involvement in your current or future research.

Costs

Workshops are free for staff at UCL, UCLH and UCLPartners organisations.

The costs of attending the workshops for other staff are as follows:

  • For industry and for-profit organisations: £60 per workshop (£50 per workshop if two or more are booked together)
  • For non-profit organisations: £30 per workshop (£25 per workshop if two or more are booked together)

We reserve the right to charge a £50 fee if you don’t let us know 24 hours before the workshop that you won’t be attending.

Book a place

Staff from UCL, UCLH and UCL Partners should fill in the form below.

If you are not staff from UCL, UCLH and UCL Partners, please submit your registration by emailing ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk with the following information:

  • name of workshop
  • date of workshop
  • your name
  • job title and organisation
  • your departmental budget code
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