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Patient and Carer Involvement and Engagement cluster

Patient and carer participation is key to successful translational medicine, and the overall aim of this research cluster is to bring patient and carer participation and perspectives to the entire research portfolio of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

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.

The theme is a core element of the NIHR Maudsley BRC patient and public involvement strategy and is focused on inventions and interventions valued by patients and carers. Engagement in research is essential to the development of interventions that are feasible and acceptable to patients.

Research cluster Lead: Professor Til Wykes