Schedule of Activities 2022-2027
The overall goal of the Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PPIE) strategy is to ensure that patients and the public are involved and engaged at all stages of our research and that we deliver meaningful PPIE to a high standard.
We have developed and agreed these PPIE key objectives and associated actions with reference to the NIHR UK Standards for Public Involvement, which were designed to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research.
The schedule of actions and activities the NIHR Cambridge BRC and NIHR Cambridge CRF will undertake to achieve our SMART objectives is outlined in the table below. If you would like to find out more or explore how you can work with us collaboratively on PPIE activities, please fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.
|Action Plan||Responsible||Timeframe||Related objective(s)||Public Involvement Standard(s)|
|All BRC-supported senior investigators to lead at least one PPI activity per year||BRC Theme Leads, Theme PPI Champions, BRC PPI Lead||Medium term (2 – 3 years)||1, 2, 4||Working together, impact|
|All BRC themes to have at least one project being co-led or suggested by patients, carers or communities||BRC Theme Leads, Theme PPI Champions, BRC PPI Lead||Long term (3 – 5 years)||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||Inclusive opportunities, working together, impact, governance|
|Hold regional stakeholder events across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk aimed at building partnerships and understanding the preferred format for knowledge exchange between communities and researchers||BRC Theme Leads, Theme PPI Champions, BRC PPI Lead, Inclusive research lead||Medium term (2 – 3 years)||1, 2, 3, 4||Inclusive opportunities, support and learning, communications|
|Co-develop REACH (Research in EAst of England to Change Health) roadshows to engage our target communities based on the findings of our stakeholder events||BRC Theme Leads, Theme PPI Champions, BRC PPI Lead, Inclusive research lead, CRF PPI Lead, CRF Research Champions||Long term (3 – 5 years)||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||Inclusive opportunities, working together, Impact|
|Develop BRC theme/school partnerships between groups of BRC researchers and regional schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Schools and researchers will co-develop activities that are aligned with their research, provide value for schools and their wider communities and offer opportunities for knowledge exchange and relationship building with pupils and families||Theme PPI Champions, BRC PPI Lead, Inclusive research lead, CRF PPI Lead, CRF Research Champions||Long Term (3 – 5 years)||1, 4, 5||Inclusive opportunities, working together, support and learning|
|Increase the number and diversity of the public contributors that we work with||BRC PPI Lead, Inclusive research lead||Ongoing||3, 4, 5||Inclusive opportunities, working together, communications|
|Hold workshops with regional collaborators and stakeholders across health and research to capture and share impact, learning and best practice||BRC PPI Lead, Inclusive research lead||Medium term (2 – 3 years)||1, 2, 5||Working together, support and learning, impact|
|Co-develop a set of suggested questions for reflective evaluation and capture of impact for PPI activities and a template for production of case studies||BRC PPI lead, CRF PPI lead, PPI champions||Medium term (2 – 3 years)||3, 5||Working together, communications, support and learning|
|Appoint unit-based PPIE Champions from diverse backgrounds to embed PPIE/EDI within our workplace to lead on Participant Experience Surveys, local trust ‘you said we did’ feedback to participants and action plans for improvement||CRF PPI Lead||Short term (1 – 2 years)||2, 3, 5||Support and learning, communications, governance|
|Continue to work with local partners who work with underserved communities with whom our PPIE Outreach team can work to increase research participation: traveller communities; schools in underserved communities||CRF PPI Lead||Medium term (2 – 3 years)||2, 3, 4, 5||Inclusive opportunities, working together, impact|
|Co-produce a programme for engagement with school communities located in underserved communities to create opportunities for involvement across a range of age groups and increase opportunities for research participation||CRF PPI Lead, CRF Research Champions||Medium term (2-3 years)||2, 3, 4||Inclusive opportunities, support and learning, working together|
|Review impact of novel digital technologies used for participant recruitment to cardiorespiratory studies undertaken in Heart & Lung Research Institute (HLRI) CRF||CRF PPI Lead, CRF Research Champion||Long term (4 – 5 years)||3, 5||Working together, support and learning, impact|
PPIE collaborative working opportunities
We hope to achieve these plans through collaboration with patient, community and health organisations who are interested in improving health through research. Please get in touch if you see any areas in our work plan or strategy where you, your community or your organisation might be interested in working with us to involve the public and communities in health research.