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Patient and Volunteer Stories

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) representatives and Research Champions work with teams across the region to support research delivery and raise awareness of opportunities to be involved in research. PPIE initiatives include:

  • Contributing to NIHR campaigns such as International Clinical Trials Day (20 May)
  • Gathering feedback from research participants
  • Providing learning and development opportunities for patients, carers, the public and research staff

Learn more about the NIHR Be Part of Research CampaignLink opens in a new window

You can read about one of our Research ChampionsLink opens in a new window, Sheena Davidson, a stroke survivor who has since gone on to play a pivotal role in the latest stroke research projects from the University of Oxford and University College London.

Learn more about people's experiences of taking part in research in the West Midlands here : 

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