Regional Patient and Public Involvement Week: 24-28 June

In five days of non-stop events, we’ll be working with Anglia Ruskin University, other regional partners and community and patient groups to celebrate and promote the many opportunities for public involvement in health and social care research across the East of England.   

These events will:

  • raise visibility and awareness of public involvement opportunities in research across Cambridge and regionally
  • showcase public involvement’s positive impact on research and on the organisations embracing it
  • share best practice among attendees 

Browse through the list of events and click on their respective links to find out more.

Monday 24 June

Understanding clinical research and how you can help shape it!

How do doctors and scientists learn more about human health and disease through research?

Join this online information session to learn about the different types of research, and the ‘rules’ and processes researchers follow to help keep patients safe, as well as how the public can have a role in making research better

Time: 13:00–14:30

Location: Online (Zoom)


Tuesday 25 June

Cambridge PPI Showcase

Join us at this free event for members of the public and researchers, for live presentations from researchers from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm about how public involvement has made a difference to their research, and/or join us over a light lunch to network and browse posters of further examples of public involvement.

Book your place for either morning, afternoon or both sessions.

Time: 10:00–15:00

Location: Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Links: – AM (morning sessions) (afternoon sessions)

Researchers’ PPI talks and posters

Wednesday 26 June

Let’s Shape Research Together

Anglia Ruskin University’s answer to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE), this event will bring together experts leading in the field from across the East of England and provide a forum for networking, learning, and exchanging best practices.

Time: 12:00–16:00

Location: Anglia Ruskin University, Sci 105, Science Building, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

Thursday 27 June

Getting Involved in Cambridge – Come and meet our public involvement teams!

Discover ways to help shape research – and find out how you can volunteer to join PPI and community panels in organisations across Cambridge, including Anglia Ruskin University, NIHR Cambridge BRC, Cancer Research UK, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and others.

With information on involvement opportunities and how your experience can help our researchers improve their research. If you’re a researcher, find out how PPI panels can help your research.

For members of the public, NHS staff and researchers.

Time: 11:00–14:00

Location: David Dunn Suite, Addenbrooke’s Hospital (turn left from main reception)

Link: or just drop in!

*New date* Moved to 12 July

Showcase of Initiatives through online campaigns

Follow the hashtag #EoE-PPIWeek on Social Media and find out about PPI best practice case studies from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and others.

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!

@CambridgeBRC @ARUresearch

Time: ALL DAY!