Our work to help develop better treatments is only possible with the support of patients, their relatives and carers and other members of the public.
Without patients willing to take part in our clinical trials, those trials couldn’t take place.
And without the support and input of patients and the public willing to help us shape our research, our trials would not be so successful.
The members of our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) groups bring their unique experiences and life skills to help us improve the design and delivery of our trials. Many of the members of these groups are former patients who have taken part in our trials or their carers, friends and relatives.
With the support of our PPI groups, and as part of the NIHR's 'be part of research' campaign, we also work to actively raise the profile of research, so that patients better understand the opportunities that exist for them to participate or get involved.