Researchers at Salford R+D are committed to improving healthcare for patients.
Volunteers are an important part of research, whether that is as patients or members of the public . We know that when research is carried out with patients and members of the public involved, it can improve lives and lead to better healthcare.
Research is good for all of us – patients, clinicians, organisations and the whole of the population.
We want to increase awareness of, knowledge about and involvement in health research so that more patients are aware of the choices they can make. In different research studies there are often opportunities to be involved at different stages of the process, from developing a research idea all the way to identifying how the research can benefit patients.
We have drawn up this practical guide for research teams to support effective patient and public involvement in advisory and steering group meetings: