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 are actively involved in the work of the Rheumatology Research Group in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham. R2P2 members advise our researchers about what research we should do, how we should go about it and how we can share it with the public.
How do I become involved in the work of the Rheumatology Research Group?
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How do I get support from Patient Research Partners?
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R2P2 Student Buddy Scheme
In December 2018 the Rheumatology Research Patient Partnership (R2P2) launched the pilot of an exciting initiative to integrate patient involvement in the training of our research students! Read more about this new scheme here. And while you are reading all about it, please help us think about a name which best covers this initiative!
Happy new year everyone!
2018 was an excellent year for R2P2 with the summer event at Winterbourne certainly one of the highlights. A short video of the event which also gives a nice introduction to R2P2 can be found here.
Other highlights from 2018 include the launch of a pilot ‘buddy’ scheme which links new Rheumatology PhD students with R2P2 patient research partners. Updates on this scheme to follow soon!
Looking forward to even more PPI activities in 2019!