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.

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As R2P2 members you are involved in research in various ways (and we are very grateful!).  National standards for public involvement in research are now being drafted and you can have your say. See details below

Consultation: draft national standards for public involvement in research

During 2016/17, Health and Care Research Wales, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Chief Scientist Office in Scotland and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland have been working with public contributors as the ‘Public Involvement Standards Development Partnership’. 

The partnership has been developing a set of national, core standards and indicators for public involvement (PI) in research that can be used by organisations, research projects and individuals to improve the quality and consistency of PI.

We now invite and welcome the involvement of as wide a range of interested groups, organisations and individuals as possible, to help us review and improve the draft standards and indicators.

Please visit our project website for more detailed information about the consultation process and to access all the resources you might need:

You can also go direct to the survey:

The consultation will be running until Friday 01 September 2017.

If you have any questions or queries about the consultation please contact the PPI team at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility: 

Email:  Telephone: +44 (0)20 8843 8041