Our Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement (PPIE) team reaches out to the communities we serve, supporting as many people as we can to take part in, and even shape our research.
Working with a diverse group of people from across the community helps us to deliver life changing research here in Leicester. For example, we’re currently running ‘Dance and Health’ sessions in communities across Leicestershire – bringing people together for fun and active Bollywood and Zumba classes then spending some time afterwards talking about health.
By getting involved with the BRC you can influence the way certain diseases are diagnosed and treated.
We’re always looking for people to:
- Join focus groups about planned research
- Take part in panels that help manage research
- Fill out surveys or questionnaires
If you choose to get involved, either individually or as part of your community group, you’ll get to hear about all of our activities and choose which you would like to take part in. Expenses and refreshments are usually available and sometimes there is an incentive for helping out.
To do do, please contact the Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement Team on
0116 258 8686 or email us on email@example.com
You can read more about our PPIE approach for 2022 – 2027 in the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for 2022 – 2027.
Working with Groups and Events
If you are looking for a speaker or someone to attend an event please contact us on the details above and we will do our best to help.
Hearing from our Partners
If you’re interested in hearing about research across Leicester’s Hospitals, you can sign up to Leicester’s Research Registry. You’ll receive updates on new studies looking for participants, opportunities to help design and shape studies, and events open to the public.