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Patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) is an important part of research, providing key insight for researchers and clinicians about the potential benefits and/or impact of future research.

Incorporating PPIE in research can also help to improve equality, diversity and inclusion by making sure a broad range of views are considered at the outset, removing barriers to inclusion at an early stage.

Effective PPIE provides an opportunity to integrate the voice of the ‘end user’ throughout the research process and can lead to more robust and reliable findings, which have relevancy for the patient population.

If you would like to find out more about the support available to develop and integrate patient and public involvement in your research, contact:

For commercial sponsors requesting PPIE:

CRN Greater Manchester (nihr.ac.uk)

Mary Speake – Workforce, Learning & Development Lead

Phone 0161 276 8050 or email mary.speake@nihr.ac.uk

For internal NIHR submissions requesting PPIE

Research Support Service | NIHR

The NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) provides free and confidential advice to develop funding applications within the remit of the NIHR, including clinical, applied health and social care research, and post-award advice to award holders. Access to support, advice and expertise is available for all researchers across England applying to NIHR research programmes or research training awards as well as to non-NIHR funders such as charities. NIHR-RSS@contacts.bham.ac.uk

ARC GM | Public Involvement (nihr.ac.uk)

ARC-GM has a Public and Community Involvement and Engagement Strategy to ensure public voices and our communities are our partners in delivering high quality research that improves the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Public and Community Involvement and Engagement Manager: Aneela.McAvoy@healthinnovationmanchester.com

Manchester Biomedical Research Centre Manchester Biomedical Research Centre | (nihr.ac.uk)

Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PPIEP) is pivotal to the delivery of our NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF)  Partnership opportunities with BRC. brc-crfpartnerships@mft.nhs.uk

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Researchers can submit opportunities to find members of the public to get involved in their research.


Ensuring that the breadth and diversity of the research that takes place is effectively communicated to the research community, health and social care colleagues and our population is also an essential part of the team’s function. Key developments in research are promoted to both a Trust wide and external audience at a local, regional and national level, providing an effective platform to publicise the high quality research that is making a difference to everyday lives.

If you would like support to promote your research, contact Claire Mooney, R&I Communications Manager.

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