Join our Patient and Public Involvement Panel

At the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Imperial Clinical Research Facility at Hammersmith Hospital in West London we are carrying out a wide range of clinical trials looking at new ways of treating or preventing a wide range of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and malaria.

Research Cycle GreyWe are fortunate to have many people taking part in our clinical trials, either because they or their family members have a condition being studied, or as healthy volunteers.

However, we’ve decided to take things a step further and not only have people taking part in our clinical trials, but also help design them.  The Imperial CRF PPI Panel is a group of people who help us improve the way we carry out research by sharing their thoughts and opinions on how clinical trials are run from a lay person’s point of view.

You can help us at all stages of the research cycle, from identifying topics for research, through to reviewing participant information sheets to make sure they are easy for people to understand, as well as to helping us share the results.

Activities members of the panel could be invited to take part in include:

  • Focus groups
  • Commenting on research study grant proposals and protocols
  • Reviewing patient information sheets and consent forms
  • Helping identify research priorities
  • Becoming a patient/public voice on a steering committee or advisory group for a study.

Because people lead busy lives, many of our activities will take place online so you can complete them in your own time. You can also pick and choose the activities you wish to take part in. In return we will offer free training and support. If you are invited to travel to the ICRF for activities such as focus groups we will pay for your travel and related expenses.

Imperial CRF Patient and Public Involvement Panel Terms of Reference January 2016.

If you would like to find out more, please call our Patient and Public Involvement Manager, on 020 3313 1086, or complete our PPI form.

Download a copy of our leaflet, How you can make a difference in clinical research (PDF)

You can view our Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Strategy 2015- 2017 here.