Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Strategy
We want all patients seen within Oxford's hospitals to know about the research we do – from trials of new treatments to studies designed to help find out the causes of and ways to prevent disease – and how they can volunteer to take part. There are also many other sorts of involvement, which include:
- advising us on patient priorities for new research
- advising us on what we need to measure when doing research so that the answers we get are relevant to patients
- helping us to plan and run studies so that patients want to join them
- helping us explain studies to patients (for example in information leaflets) in ways that make them fully accessible
- helping us make applications for research funding so that potential funders know that we are addressing patients' priorities
- helping us to monitor studies, telling other patients about them and communicating new research findings to the public
We are currently creating new structures to improve integration between research and patients. We will be providing more details on this site soon, but meanwhile if you would like to get involved in any way, please go to the Get Involved page to register your interest and tell us what sort of involvement you would like to have and how much you would like to do.
If you'd like to see and hear patients from Oxford and elsewhere talking about their experiences of research, you can go to the health information website HealthTalkOnline.