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Creating and Running a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Group


This course discusses how to advertise and recruit patient and public members, organise your first meeting and how to keep your PPI group running successfully and sustainably.

  • Are you struggling with where to begin in setting up a PPI group? 
  • Are you wondering how to keep an existing panel going?
  • Unsure if a panel is the best means to conducting PPI in your research?

At the end of the course you will:

  • Leave with a plan for your new or existing PPI group
  • Know how to create adverts and role descriptions for your panel
  • Understand how to keep running your group and make it sustainable


Carol Porteous


*There are a limited number of fully-funded places available on this course for University of Edinburgh (UoE) and NHS Lothian (NHSL) staff and students. To be eligible for one of the funded places, you must provide an active UoE or NHSL email addressTerms and Conditions apply.

*** Note - we offer a £20 discount on course fees if paying by debit/credit card - see below rates***


Rate (card)

Rate (invoice/UoE internal transfer)

Fully funded place (see eligibility above)*



Student (matriculation details required)









There is a cancellation date of 26/04/24. If you cancel after this date, you will still be charged. 

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