To help guide our research, we actively seek the involvement of patients and members of the public – known as patient and public involvement (PPI) – to help us with each stage of the research process. This can include helping decide what research questions to ask through to sharing the results of our research with others. We have established a Public Involvement Strategy Group to guide us in this work.

The NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has launched a new Centre for Engagement and Dissemination (CED), replacing NIHR INVOLVE. The CED has set out its future plans to continue the work and build on the foundations created by INVOLVE and has proposed four main aims moving forward.

Central to these aims are the CED’s ambitions to develop PPI practices across the NIHR and community settings. It is anticipated that these new plans combined with the continuous involvement of patients and the public throughout research will maximise the research and its impact across health research and the NIHR.

The NIHR continues to produce useful guidance and support for public involvement practices including a Starting Out Guide for members of the public who would like to get involved in research.

Other partners

Bristol Health Partners (BHP)

People in Health West of England

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre 

NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN)