At York Trials Unit, we shape our research together with people who have unique perspectives on the topics that we study. For example, patients with certain health problems, or their carers.
It’s important for us to hear about their experiences and perspectives. It helps us see our research ideas and projects from different points of view. This often leads to quite big changes in how we conduct our studies. All of this helps make our research better.
We invite people from different backgrounds to join patient or public advisory groups for specific studies we are designing or carrying out. We also have members of the public on trial management teams and trial steering committees. We provide the training and support people will need to fulfil their role.
When speaking or meeting with patients and members of the public to discuss our work, we follow the guidelines set by our study funders and by the UK standards for public involvement. We gather feedback on our Patient and Public Involvement and receive consistently high ratings from the people who are involved.
How to get involved?
Are you interested in helping us shape our research? We often advertise opportunities via the People in Research website and via the Involvement@York network.