Patient and Public Involvement is how we incorporate and integrate the views of patients, carers and the general public in our research. Public and Patient Involvement is a central function of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Patient and carer participation is key to successful translational medicine, and the overall aim is to bring patient and carer participation and perspectives to the entire research portfolio of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
We can ensure our research is relevant to those it affects by involving people at each stage of the research process, from deciding on research questions through to publishing our findings.
We ensure the NIHR Maudsley BRC involve service users and the public in our research at all stages. This means service users and the public are involved in:
- setting research agendas
- overseeing projects and programmes
- and disseminating research.
Our involvement methods include research which is led and managed by patients, employing patients as researchers, and facilitating advice for researchers working on BRC projects. We will develop treatments and interventions that patients value in terms of feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy.
Engagement in research is essential to the development of interventions that are feasible and acceptable to patients.
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