The HaPPeN team has a PPI group to help shape the direction of research in hand, plastic and peripheral nerve surgery. Patient consultation is essential to produce meaningful research studies and ensure that the design is acceptable without creating unnecessary follow-up burden. Study information sheets, consent forms and lay summaries are compiled with intense scrutiny and revision based on this important feedback. Grant awarding bodies and Research Ethics Committees require patient consultation and where possible a patient representative on a trial string committee.
The HaPPeN team has been pro-active in developing an expert panel who have ensured that patients remain at the centre of the research we undertake. The PPI members volunteer their time and the HaPPen team contributes to their expenses.
The PPI group has members both former patients, current patients and volunteers who provide guidance specifically targeted to the area of research within the research domain.
There is an annual dissemination event for PPI members hosted through the SRMRC and a monthly newsletter detailing for our members detailing the HaPPeN team's activity and trial progress. Should you wish to get involved and become a PPI member please contact us using the link.
The HaPPeN PPI group covers the breadth of the research and provides essential input to trial design and delivery that ensures that all our research remains focused on our patients. Should you wish to find out more please register your interest using the link below.