New podcast episode explores the Unit’s Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) activity

29 May 2024

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research is characterised by an active partnership between patients, the public, and researchers in the research process. It ensures that research is carried out 'with' or 'by' members of the public, rather than 'to', 'about' or 'for' them.

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL is committed to actively involving patients and the public in our trials. All our PPI work is overseen by our PPI Group, made up of MRC CTU staff alongside seven patient representatives, with a wide range of experience in different areas.

In the latest episode of the Trial Talk podcast, two members of the Unit’s PPI Group, Richard Stephens and Ian Newsome, discuss what PPI means to them, how they got involved as patient representatives in clinical research, and how the MRC CTU at UCL embeds PPI into our trials.

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