Creating and Running a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group

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This course will help you to advertise and identify PPI contributors, and set-up and run a PPI group.

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Creating and running a PPI Group – Discusses how to advertise and recruit patient and public members, organise your first meeting and how to keep your PPI group running successfully and sustainably.

  • Are you struggling about where to begin in setting up a PPI group?
  • Are you wondering how to keep an existing panel going?
  • Unsure if a panel is the best means to conducting PPI in your research?


  • Leave with a plan for your new or existing PPI group
  • Know how to create adverts and role descriptions for your panel
  • Understand how to keep running your group and make it sustainable

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PPI Ignite Network@ UCC.

Course delivered by: Dr Carol Porteous, PPI in Research Lead, University of Edinburgh and PPI Lead, NHS Research Scotland and patient partners from the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility.

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The PPI Ignite Network is co-funded by the Health Research Board, Irish Research Council and seven Irish higher education institutions.

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