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Patient Research Advisory Group/PPI

What do we do?

Patient Research Advisory Group 1

The WWL Patient Research Advisory Group (PRAG) has been running for almost ten years now and has grown in membership and experience. However, we are always looking for more patients and public members to join our group and would like to ensure we have a diverse membership with a broad range of interests and experiences.

The Patient Research Advisory Group involves ordinary people who have experienced being a patient, carer, or a service user.

We are looking for people to join our group to offer their advice and experience as users of the NHS and to have an input into the research that is to be carried out locally.  You can contribute as little or as much as you feel comfortable with and as often or as little as you are able.

...and why?

Research is a vital part of the work we do here at WWL, and we are continuously aiming to improve patient care through research.

When NHS researchers develop their research ideas, it is important that it seeks to answer questions that are relevant clinically but also important to the patients and their carers too.

Patient and Public involvement in research refers to an active partnership between members of the public and researchers. This means that members of the public work alongside the research team and are actively involved in contributing to the research process as advisers and possibly as co-researchers.

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Do you want to get involved with Research at WWL?

Patient Resaerch Advisory Group 3

Being a member of the group is entirely voluntary and no special qualifications are needed.

If you would like to join the group or would like more information, please contact Helen Spickett, Research Sponsorship Manager via e-mail: helen.spickett@wwl.nhs.uk  or Tel: 0300 7077293

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