We welcome the involvement of patients, carers and other members of the public. These are some of the ways you can get involved.
Help researchers do health research
Patients, carers and other members the public help to ensure that research is most beneficial to patients and the public.
You might help decide what is most important to research in a specific disease area, help create written material that is easily understood by patients, get involved in research funding applications or check how research is progressing.
If you are interested please contact Rachel Taylor at GetinvolvedOBRC@ouh.nhs.uk.
You can also contact one of the PPI Groups which look at different conditions and areas of research, such as cancer, diabetes and vaccines.
Another way to get involved is to sign up for a weekly email bulletin of opportunities to get involved with research in Oxford and the Thames Valley. You can register here for this bulletin.
Here are some stories about people supporting researchers – healthtalk.org.
If you would like to know about opportunities to get involved across the UK please look at – People in Research.
Attend events where researchers talk about their research
Here are some videos of previous webinars for patients and members of the public.
Here are some public events run by Oxford University.
Here are some public events run by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Oxford and Thames Valley.
Be a participant on research project
If you are interested in being a participant in a research trial in Oxfordshire, visit the page for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust trials.
Being involved online
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many involvement activities are taking place online instead of in person. The School for Primary Care Research has put together some tips and resources that you may find helpful. If you have any concerns about using a computer or phone for a meeting, please contact Rachel Taylor (details below).
Information for researchers
We offer resources and advice for health and social care researchers.
If you’re looking for people to get involved in your research, you can post an opportunity.
If you would like advice or support with incorporating PPI activities into your project, please contact:
Rachel Taylor, Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation Lead
Email: email@example.com 07500095526