PPI Resources for members of the public

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved in research, you might find the information on this page useful.

Don’t forget we are always available to answer any questions you may have. You can email the team at: cuh.ppi@nhs.net

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The information in the documents in the colour boxes are also available as text only on the following pages of our website:

Click on this box to view a brief two page guide to Getting involved in health research for members of the public
Download this quick guide to involvement
A downloadable jargon buster (8 pages)
A list of useful research definitions
click on this box to view Cambridge University Hospitals PPI panel joining pack
Welcome Pack for new PPI members
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Find health studies relevant to you

‘Getting involved’ in research video

Our two-minute guide to what involvement in research means – for you and for health research

Being a committee member

NIHR webinar about sitting on an advisory committee as a public member.
You will hear from current lay members about their experiences.

Useful websites

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People in Research

Opportunities for public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

Find out more about taking part in research with the NIHR Patient Information Pack.


Learning for Involvement

Run by the NIHR CED (Centre for Engagement and Dissemination), Learning for Involvement promotes public involvement in health and social care research. It has replaced INVOLVE and brings public involvement information, resources and training together in one place.


NIHR Learning

A range of learning and support opportunities for those keen to develop their knowledge about clinical research.

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Health Talk

Stories and information on health conditions and the importance of patient and public involvement in research.

If you come across a useful resource, please let us know and we can include it on this page.
Send your suggestion and any details to the PPI team at: cuh.ppi@nhs.net

Discover more about the NIHR Cambridge BRC

Contact us by phone, email or web for more information.

Events Calendar

Listing relevant events and training sessions for researchers and members of the public.