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Stroke Research - Patient and Public Involvement

We value Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in developing research plans and in our clinical service provision. Our PPI groups help to inform and shape research projects, from design right through to publishing findings.

What the Stroke Research PPI group provides:

  • An opportunity for patients and members of the public to confidentially give views on research and clinical service plans, which will be the basis of the North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) Stroke service of the future.
  • An opportunity to engage in publicity which promotes the group to share knowledge and ideas with other people affected by Stroke, including other health care professionals.
  • The chance to provide feedback about personal experiences of the service from a patient, family member or carer’s perspective.
  • The opportunity to network with people in a similar situation to yourself.
  • Reading and giving feedback on information sheets, consent forms, letters to patients, interview schedules and questionnaires.
  • Commenting on and suggesting research proposals, attending research committee meetings.

You do not need any research experience to join the group. We require your expertise and experience as a person affected by Stroke; either directly as a patient, or indirectly as a relative, carer or someone close to a Stroke survivor.

We maintain a database which helps us identify suitable participants for research projects or other studies in the future. We are committed to making sure that everyone using our services has the opportunity to be told about our research projects.

How can I be involved?

If you would you like to be contacted about future research opportunities, you can either contact: