Birmingham Rheumatology Research Patient Partnership (R2P2)

Birmingham Rheumatology Research Patient Partnership (R2P2)We believe that patients should have a say in research that is potentially for their benefit. The Birmingham Rheumatology Research Patient Partnership (R2P2) is a group of patients who support research studies at the University of Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

What is Research and why should patients and the public be involved?

Research is what we do when we have a question we want to answer or a problem we want to resolve. Health research aims to generate the knowledge that will allow health organisations to deliver better health care to population they look after.

What is involved in being an R2P2 research partner?

Within the Rheumatology Research Group we recognise the importance of involvement of patients and members of the general public in all aspects of the research process, including initial project development and grant applications, the design and implementation of the studies as well as their dissemination. As a member of R2P2 you can get involved in existing research projects as well as being involved in the set-up of new research.  

News and events

Annual R2P2 Meeting

We are happy to invite you to attend the second annual meeting of the Birmingham Rheumatology Research Partnership (R2P2) on Thursday 26th November 2015. The meeting is to be held at Hornton Grange

Please could you confirm your attendance to Becky Birch before Friday 6th November 2016 (; telephone 0121 414 9249). Please also let Becky know if you have any specific dietary requirements.