Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

PPIE is about building partnerships that give 'the public' a say in the research we do. We support researchers with how to engage, inform and include public audiences in research. Our goal is to move towards a culture of active patient and public involvement (PPI), where research is carried out with or by members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them.

Our Five-year Strategy for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (2022 - 2027) 

Below is an outline of our joint Biomedical Research Centreand Clinical Research Facility five-year strategy for the involvement and engagement of patients and the public (PPIE) in research

Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PPIEP) is central to our core ethos to maximise patient benefit. By working together, we make sure that patients, members of the public, carers and families are genuinely embedded in the development of our research, communications, governance, and strategy. 

We are committed to this approach because it ensures the benefits of vision research are returned to the NHS and the wider UK community. Guided by the UK Standards for Public Involvement and the NIHR: Developing PPIE a strategy: Guidance for NIHR Award Holders. We have a detailed plan of work to enable us to deliver our four PPIEP strategic aims. 

PPIEP strategic aims 

Aim one: Setting research priorities for the future of vision research 

Aim two: Improving equality, diversity, and representation in PPIEP 

Aim three: Building capacity, training, and resources in PPIEP 

Aim four: Monitoring and measuring the impact of PPIEP 

More Information 

Our full PPIE strategy can be downloaded from Related Documents at the top of this page or viewed in more detail here

For more information on our PPIE strategy please contact Helen Baker, PPIE lead: 

Last updated: 12th September 2023