According to INVOLVE, which was funded and part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), research should be carried out with or by members of the public (defined as patients, potential patients, carers and people who use health and social care services as well as people from organisations that represent people who use services) as it:
- adheres to democratic principles, i.e. people affected by research should be heard,
- provides a different perspective based on personal knowledge or experience,
- improves the quality of the research, e.g. by assessing outcomes important to the public, and
- makes research more relevant.
We have experience working with patients or based on the input of the public, e.g. as part of our work on clinical guidelines, health technology assessments, and patient decision aids used for shared decision making.
Why choose KSR
In order to support our work on various types of evidence syntheses, we want to expand our cooperation with members of the public. We are aiming to carry out our publicly funded research, e.g. for the NIHR, as well as other projects, with members of the public.
If you are a patient or carer, a user of health and social care services, or someone representing people who use these services and you want to support our research, please get in touch.
Get in touch
Please contact Robert Wolff to discuss how you could help.
Direct dial: 01904 727987