Patient and public involvement

Patients and members of the public will be participants in our research by taking part in interviews and group discussions. This will give us the information we need to carry out our study.

However, we want patients and the public to be involved in the research process too, helping us to make the study meaningful to people who are affected by developments in cancer research and treatment. To achieve this, we have set up a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel.

What will the PPI panel do?

  • We’ll consult members of the panel when we’re designing and developing the research
  • We’ll also consult members of the panel  when we’re collecting and analysing the information we need to carry out the research
  • Members of the panel will give us advice on the best questions to ask patients and their families
  • Members of the panel will comment on the material we produce for the study such as information leaflets
  • Members of the panel will guide us into doing our research sensitively (those taking part in interviews may find this an emotional topic to talk about)
  • We would also like the panel to help us share the results of our research with the wider public as well as with scientists and health care professionals.

If you would like to know more about becoming a member of the Patient and Public Involvement panel, please contact us and a member of the project team will get back to you as soon as possible.

The process of doing social research has many different stages where there are opportunities to get involved. The diagram below shows the process of our research and how we will work with patients and the public at each stage.Picture of flow chart diagram. Linked to a pdf.