Help shape SRMRC research by becoming one of our Patient and Public Involvement champions

16 June 2016

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High quality clinical research is essential for improving health and health care.

Without research we cannot discover new ways to prevent traumatic injury or make sure that existing treatments are used in the best way possible.

So how do we ensure we conduct high quality research?

By involving YOU as a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) champion!

YOUR views and opinions can help us to develop a better research programme.

The team at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) would love to hear from you if you have an interest in shaping research and are able to spare a few hours of your time four times a year.

SRMRC Director Professor Tony Belli said: “Can you help us to plan how research is carried out, from the ideas stage through to completion, by attending meetings and events?

“Would you like to make practical suggestions for new research topics which have a real impact? Why not become a PPI group member? As well as the chance to see what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in research, you will also have the opportunity to meet others who are also passionate about making a difference.”

Former patient and PPI group member Duncan Buckley added: “Attending PPI meetings is always enjoyable and informative.

“I was attracted to becoming a member because I wanted to make a meaningful contribution to the design of research and help to ensure that money and resources vital to the NHS aren’t wasted on research that has little or no relevance.

“It is also a great way to meet like-minded people and to get a unique insight into the progress being made in trauma research.”

If you would like to find out more please contact Rosie Sanderson or Lee Gibson on 0121 371 4223, email ResearchSRMRC@uhb.nhs.uk or visit www.srmrc.nihr.ac.uk.