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Public Partnership Advisory Group

Our Public Partnership Advisory Group (PPAG) brings together patients from across our themes, along with representatives from community organisations. This group has been critical to the development of our vision and is a key part of our BRC governance.

The powerful voices brought by members of the PPAG has already challenged us to move beyond single long-term condition (LTC) research, to address the complexity and impact of additional diagnoses. Their ongoing involvement will be vital to ensuring delivery of our strategic plan.

We are not currently looking for members of PPAG, but if you are interested in getting involved in research, please see the opportunities available for public, patients and carers.

What do PPAG members do?

The following are some of the main activities of our PPAG members:

  • Provide feedback on patient/public/caregiver needs, concerns and interests, to support the research priorities of the Newcastle BRC
  • Assist Newcastle BRC researchers by providing feedback on research funding proposal ideas
  • Steer Newcastle BRC communication activities to ensure they meet the needs of a patient/public audience
  • Monitor Newcastle BRC’s progress on National PPIE Standards
  • Attend appropriate events and conferences as patient/public representatives to represent the Newcastle BRC
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from the Newcastle BRC team for additional advice and support