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

The second annual meeting of the Birmingham Rheumatology Research Partnership (R2P2) took place on Thursday 26th November 2015 at Hornton Grange.  Many thanks to those of you who came along. The afternoon saw some excellent talks and lively discussion on a variety of subjects, including synovial biopsies and genetic testing.  Several new projects were introduced including Mind the risk and ‘The microbiome in arthritis’. You can find more information about these and other projects in the latest issue of the newsletter and on the R2P2 website. Download the latest R2P2 newsletter