Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Strategy

The NIHR Maudsley BRC develops and supports infrastructure to improve research in mental health and neurological conditions. We involve patients / 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. This includes supporting research by expert researchers with experience of using mental health services. We want to ensure that our research is relevant to stakeholders, including patients, their supporters, and clinical staff. Patients and the public are embedded into the management and governance of our work. The pages below outline the scope of our strategy, how it has developed, how it is being put into practice, and what we plan for the future.  We also present the results of our 2016 Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) consultation, and a list of relevant research publications.

We have a commitment to plain language and attempt to be jargon free - if you find something on this page which you find hard to understand, please let us know.

Our PPI strategy is also available to download as a PDF.

A note on terminology

We have chosen to use the term ‘service user’ throughout our strategy as an alternative to ‘patient’. Our BRC predominantly has a mental health focus. The term ‘service user’ is often preferred to ‘patient’ in this context. However, we acknowledge the limitations of using either term. Our BRC includes research into neurological conditions (outside of mental health), where the term ‘patient’ might be more appropriate.

Scope & development

Scope & development

What our Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) strategy covers & how it was developed
Practice

Practice

How we are implementing our Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) strategy
The future

The future

How our Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) strategy will develop in future
Research publications

Research publications

Selected research outputs from our Patient & Public Involvement theme
PPI consultation

PPI consultation

Outline results from our Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) consultation 2015-16
Making research relevant

Help Shape our Research

There are many ways people can take an active role in shaping research at the BRC, from helping to design research projects, to taking part in advisory groups or advising on research documents and procedures.