Patient and public involvement (PPI) case studies for researchers
This collection of short case-studies showcase some interesting methods of involving the public in research, and the difference this can make to each project.
Member of the public interested in getting involved?
Researcher interested in public involvement?
Working with PPI contributors under 25 years old
Susan Kirkpatrick held a workshop with people aged 16-25 who had themselves experienced a mental health problem, and one young person who had been involved in an experience based co-design project in the past.
Running an ongoing PPI group
Dr Phil Turner facilitates the PPI group of the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Oxford.
Attending an existing group to do PPI
James Sheppard needed PPI from people over 80, so he went to his gran’s day care to get it.
Using a blog to get PPI input before a funding application
It can be difficult to get PPI on the development of a grant before funding has been obtained. By using a blog it was possible to get meaningful contributions without incurring any costs, but also to get a wider range of comments and discussion than might have been possible.
Working with PPI Contributors to co-produce a cCBT package
Dr Jane Fossey produced a computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT) package specifically for carers of people with dementia, in a co-production way.
Running an advisory group
Filippo Bianchi held a two-hour workshop with an advisory group to get their views on research looking to develop a behavioural intervention to help people eat less meat, including getting their assessments of various meat alternatives.