NIHR ARC OxTV Patient Public Involvement (PPI) Champions
We are now recruiting for new PPI Champions to join us!
Have you ever wondered how change happens in health and care services? Research is often at the core of where that change starts. The public voice is central to shaping that.
Would you like to be involved in ensuring those voices are heard? And helping researchers find those voices? By becoming a patient and public involvement (PPI) champion you can bring your experiences to the Applied Research Collaboration at Oxford University.
We welcome people from all backgrounds.
Deadline for applications: mid-day, 06 November.
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Who Are the PPI Champions?
The Patient Public Involvement (PPI) Champions are an integral part of the ARC OXTV community. Comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds, some have experience in research, while others bring firsthand insights from accessing healthcare or caring for someone who does. Their collective experiences enrich the ARC's approach to health and care research.
What they do
The PPI Champions play a pivotal role in:
- Ensuring meaningful integration of PPI across the ARC.
- Monitoring and strengthening PPI practices.
- Reviewing funding applications and training plans for researchers.
- Assisting in the implementation of the PPI strategy.
- Participating in events and other related activities.
Meetings are convened every other month, with flexibility for both in-person and online participation, depending on the group's preference. Additionally, champions often engage in activities between these meetings to further the ARC's mission.
Engagement with Our Research Themes
PPI Champions help us across the ARC's research. Typically, Champions work with one of the ARC's six research themes:
- Changing Behaviours for Better Health and Preventing Disease
- Helping Patients Manage Their Own Conditions
- Mental Health across the Life Course
- Improving Health and Social Care
- Applied Digital Health
- Novel Methods to Aid and Evaluate Implementation
In these roles, Champions work closely with their chosen theme, ensuring that the public's voice is consistently represented in the ARC's research and decisions.
The Impact of PPI Champions
Through their dedication and involvement, our Champions:
- influence how the ARC integrates public perspectives into its research;
- highlight areas of excellence and suggest areas for improvement; and
- ensure that the public's voice is central to all ARC activities.
It's hard to overstate th importance of PPI Champions to the ARC; we value the insights and contributions of our PPI Champions, recognising that the unique perspectives and real-life experiences they bring are essential in shaping a more inclusive and impactful approach to health and care research that really matters to the people who will make use of this research, be it new types of treatment, new services or something else altogether.
Find out more about PPI in ARC OxTV
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