At the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, we know that patients and the wider public bring a wealth of experience and provide valuable perspectives on the way that research is designed and delivered.
For this reason, we are committed to involving and engaging everyone through a variety of activities that not only help us decide on how research should be carried out, but also feedback on the research that has taken place.
See our NIHR Newcastle BRC PPIE Strategy and Plan which outlines activity to ensure public and patient participation in NIHR Newcastle BRC research throughout the year.
About patient and public involvement
When we talk about patients and the public, we include those living with the conditions we research, their families and friends, and the healthcare staff who dedicate their careers to making a difference to people’s lives: doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and trainees. We also include interested members of the public, colleagues across the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University, as well as linked researchers globally.
We join forces with charities, community groups, businesses and key departments within Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University and the NIHR. Working together, we can enhance research ideas, methodologies and results by bringing the public into all areas of our research. See a recent story on research into heart conditions designed for people over 75 by clinical researcher, Dr Vijay Kunadian.
We welcome participation and interest from all because together we are better placed to positively change lives through our research.
Ways to get involved
Themed events to involve a wide audience
Research & Innovation MattersNext
For researchers, students and health professionals
Getting the public involved in research design
Peer-to-Peer Support ForumNext
Between researchers and research-active citizens
Research Support GroupNext
- People in Research is a site created by the NIHR to promote nation-wide opportunities for the public in NHS, health and social care research. You can select your own criteria so that the database results are filtered to suit your location and area of interest.
- Making Research Better is a site to help you find out more about trials taking place in the North East and North Cumbria.
- Voice was established at Newcastle University and aims to harness the mental capital and immense experience of the public in addressing the challenges and opportunities of ageing and demographic change.