How to get involved

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What does patient and public involvement look like?

Patient and pubic involvement (PPI) is the active inclusion of members of the public in influencing research (i.e. giving people a say in the research we do). Examples include:

Moorfields BRC Research Community

If you would like to help us shape research, please join our Research Community.

 As part of our Research Community you may be invited to:

Please be aware that signing up to the Research Community is not a means through which you will be made aware of current trials that are recruiting participants.  

Moorfields BRC Researcher Community newsletter

Twice a year, we send a newsletter to members of the Moorfields BRC Research Community. It contains information about all aspects of our work, especially those connected to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement.

Previous newsletters are available to view online: 

Patient Research Champion Initiative

A Patient Research Champion (PRC) is someone who works with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to promote health research from a patient point of view. They could be a patient, service user, carer who is enthusiastic about health research and is willing to communicate that to other patients, publics and healthcare professionals. You can find out more on the NIHR's Patient Research Champion website or click the button below to find out about being a PRC in the North Thames region.

People in Research

Connects research organisations and researchers with members of the public by advertising opportunities to get actively involved in research.

Research opportunities at Moorfields (ROAM)

Moorfields is one of the world’s most successful research active organisations. To drive research forward, maintain their reputation as a global research leader, but most of all to improve all patients’ care, it is vital that they recruit people, patients and healthy volunteers, to their research studies.  Find our more by following the button below.

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NIHR Starting Out Guide – Why and how to get involved in research

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about getting involved in health and social care research. This Starting Out Guide has been written to help and advise members of the public who would like to get involved, or have recently become involved in research. In this guide you will find key information and principles about getting involved in research, whatever your experience or prior knowledge.