Yes things have had to change, but research has not stopped completely and indeed many projects have started up again. So input from patient research partners is still very much needed and patient research partners are still very much involved in research projects and grant applications. In addition, after a successful pilot we have also expanded the Student Patient Alliance to include more students, so patient research partners can also get involved with that.
It is important to note that for the time being any involvement will be through online/ telephone meetings and emails only, so you won’t be asked to attend in person meetings.
Unfortunately, we were also not able to have an annual meeting this year, we are hoping it is back on next year! In the meantime, we are hoping that the website and emails from the R2P2 coordinators with news and updates will keep you in the loop of what is going on!