Patient and Public Involvement

Welcome to the Patient and Public Involvement pages

Here you can find out more about how the public get involved in research. Health research needs participants for trials, healthy volunteers for a range of studies, and individuals willing to share their views and life experiences to help shape our research agenda. We hope to inspire you to get involved too. Read about our PPI Strategy

Your opinion matters

Members of the public and patients offer our researchers valuable new perspectives. When health researchers and people who aren’t scientists talk together, the design and course of a research study can be improved. This has many potential benefits for research participants and patients.

  • We bring people together with researchers to develop health research
  • We do this by organising meetings, discussions and online document reviews so that people can ask questions and provide input
  • We do this to improve research and make sure it is relevant to participants and benefits patients now and in the future.
Join Us

If you are interested in finding out more about the amazing research taking place on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and can give a little of your time, please consider volunteering with us and joining the CUH Patient and Public Involvement Panel.

  • Give a little of your time to make a worthwhile contribution to health research
  • Gain new skills and take part in (optional) training
  • Meet new people
  • Be part of the world-renowned research happening on the Cambridge Biomedical campus
  • Receive information about talks and other local events

Enquiry form


We also have a Young People in Research Programme, more information can be found here