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.

How do I become involved in the work of the Rheumatology Research Group?

Please contact us for further information.

How do I get support from Patient Research Partners?

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News and Events


Dear all, we are very pleased to present you with the R2P2 summer 2018 newsletter.

Have a lovely summer!

Save the date: R2P2 event at Winterbourne on the 19th July 2018

We would like to cordially invite you to an R2P2 afternoon at Winterbourne House ( on Thursday 19th July 2018 from 12noon-3.00pm.

The event will feature some short talks from researchers on projects and grant applications which have involved R2P2 patient research partners, lunch and refreshments, and optional workshops about our approach to patient involvement / guidance relating to commenting on lay summaries and similar documents.  A more detailed programme will be sent out closer to the date. Above all, this is an occasion to catch up with everyone and to say thank you to you as patient research partners for your continued involvement and support for the research carried out by the Rheumatology Research Group. 

We are looking forward to welcoming many of our R2P2 research partners at Winterbourne in July!