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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

At UCLPartners, we believe that physical and mental health and care research and innovation must be designed in partnership with people whose lives our work affects.

This is why we see Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) as an essential part of our work, as it provides opportunities for patient, carer and public groups to share their knowledge, experiences, and views to actively shape health and care to better meet their needs.

Our vision

It is our vision that all the research and innovation activities happening across our partnership are informed and enriched by involvement and engagement that is proactive, responsive, and designed and delivered with our diverse population.

Our patient and public involvement and engagement strategy

To help UCLPartners achieve our vision, we have developed our Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) strategy, which we will use to guide our work. Developed in consultation with patient partners, UCLPartners staff, and staff from our wider partnership, the strategy outlines how we will be working over the next three years to advance PPIE work across UCLPartners. The strategy is centred around the six themes from the UK Standards for Public Involvement, and will be used to guide our work:

  • Inclusive opportunities: We will ensure our patient, carer and public partners represent the broad diversity of the communities we serve and that we are inclusive in how we involve patients, carers, and publics.
  • Governance: We will establish governance processes in UCLPartners to ensure patient, carer and public partners are effectively involved in decision-making and ensure these insights inform our strategy and operations
  • Supporting and learning: We will provide support and training for our patient, carer and public partners; and support our staff and partner organisations to involve patients, carers and the public in their work
  • Working together: We will collaborate to create more opportunities for patient, carer and public partners to inform research, innovation, higher education, and health care delivery from prioritisation through to delivery phases. We will collaborate locally and nationally with PPIE teams to address pressing health challenges such as health inequalities
  • Communications: We will ensure clarity and transparency of our communications with patients, carers and the public and increase the visibility of our PPIE work giving diverse patient views and voices prominence in our internal and external communications
  • Impact: We will capture and disseminate the results and impact of PPIE work and embed learning for constant improvement.

You can read the full Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement strategy 2022-2025 here