Working with patients and members of the public is a vital part of the BRC.
Patient and public involvement helps ensure that the BRC’s research addresses what matters to patients and the public. We involve patients and the public in deciding what research to do, how to do it and what is done with the results. If you’re involved, you might act as a partner in a project to identify research priorities in a specific disease area, help create written material that is accessible to patients, get involved in research grant applications or monitor research as it progresses. We also provide training for patients, public and researchers and have a programme of research itself assessing the impact of patient and public involvement.
To get involved in any of these aspects of research across the Thames Valley, including the BRC, go to the website for Patients Active in Research across the Thames Valley. If you are interested in volunteering as a participant in a research trial in Oxfordshire, visit the trials section on the OUH website.
An ongoing series of events about our work include monthly talks from senior researchers on topics such as personalised cancer care, hepatitis C and the impact of stroke and acute illness.
The PHWI theme provides detailed resources and advice for health and social care researchers. Please check that page as your first port of call.
If you would like more information about our PPI work or opportunities to get involved, please contact:
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Primary Care, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG