Training and Support

We offer training and advice for researchers and members of the public as well as signposting to external training.

Drop in advice sessions

Together with colleagues at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) team run twice monthly drop-in advice sessions for researchers keen to talk through how best to plan and carry out involvement and engagement for their projects.

You can book onto one of these 30-minute sessions by emailing

Do you have a question on Patient & Public Involvement in Research? Sign-up for one of our regular drop-in sessions for tailored advice. Support is available at any stage of research and all levels of experience. Individual advice slots. Signposting & resources. Twice per month, 12, 15 & 28 September, 14 October and 3 & 16 November. Book your slot by contacting PPI at (booking essential).

Training workshops

We deliver interactive workshops to provide public contributors and researchers with knowledge and confidence in public involvement.

Our workshops have been co-developed with Public Involvement Leads and public contributors.

We are currently offering two workshops:

  • Introduction to PPIE – for researchers and contributors
  • Setting up a PPIE group – for researchers

Contact the team on to reserve a place on our workshops and find out more about other learning and development opportunities.

External training