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PPI Course descriptions are noted below. If you are interested in attending a PPI course, please refer to the CRF Education Programme courses page (www.ed.ac.uk/crfcourses) for course dates; alternatively complete the appropriate MS Form (please see instructions below).
Should you wish to set up distinct or bespoke training for your team or department, our PPI Lead would be happy to discuss this with you. Please contact Carol Porteous for more information.
Self-directed | Online (Xerte)
This course aims to help you begin your patient public involvement activities.
These are some of the topics we will cover:
- What is patient and public involvement?
- Ways of working
- Making Patient and Public Involvement work for you
- Challenges and how to overcome them
- Resources: where to find help and support
This course is a free resource
Access to Bitesize Introduction to Patient & Public Involvement (link to external Xerte website )
PPI in Clinical Trials: Design, Recruitment and Retention Discusses why PPI is particularly useful for the development of clinical trials and how it can help in the design of trials and in the recruitment and retention of participants
- How can involving patients in the design of your project improve the plans for your trial?
- What does the evidence tell us about the impact of involving patients and the public in clinical trials?
- Learn how recruitment and retention can be improved by the involvement of patients and the public
- Learn when PPI is most useful in the development of clinical trials
- Understand what knowledge patients and the public can bring which could help in the design and running of your trial
- Create a plan for PPI in your clinical trial
Please check the CRF Education Programme courses page (www.ed.ac.uk/crfcourses) for current courses or complete Interested in next PPI in Clinical Trials (MS Form) to be informed of future dates.
Are you applying for grant funding from a major funder or charity? Do you want to work with patients and the public on your grant application but aren’t sure how to evidence it? In this course, we will explore what grant funders' requirements are in terms of PPI, when you should be seeking patient and public input and how and where to include PPI in the grant application. This course is for you if:
- You are looking to find out what funders such as the Wellcome Trust and NIHR expect in terms of Patient Public Involvement (and engagement);
- You want to know how to truly incorporate meaningful PPI into the design and delivery of applications;
- You want to know how to work with Patient co-applicants;
- You want to be able to evidence your PPI activities in your funding application; and
- You want to know what activities you should be be involving people in.
Bring along a current application you are working on or a future research idea you intend to seek funding for and develop your PPI plan for your grant application.
By the end of the course, researchers should have:
- A better understanding of where to involve patients and the public and what funders' PPI expectations are
- A plan for completing their funding application
- A plan of PPI activities for their research project
Please check the CRF Education Programme courses page (www.ed.ac.uk/crfcourses) for current courses or complete Interested in next Grant Applications in PPI (MS Form) to be informed of future dates.
Creating and running a PPI Group – 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 about 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 of conducting PPI in your research?
- 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
Please check the CRF Education Programme courses page (www.ed.ac.uk/crfcourses) for current courses or complete Interested in next Creating and Running a PPI Group (MS Form) to be informed of future dates.
This online course is really intended for people who are running their own panels and Patient Public Involvement events remotely and trying to continue to include patient and public perspectives in research and research activities, while unable to meet face to face.
The course will cover what has worked from our experience over the past 18 months and how to try and keep morale going. We will also have guest speakers talking about their experiences of remote working over the past 18 months and how this has been achieved. We will also discuss practical applications and practical aspects while working remotely.
- Develop knowledge and understanding about how to conduct virtual PPI activities, including Planning, Facilitating, Online Platforms and Creating Community
- Via case studies and examples – explore practical tools for making virtual PPI work for you and your patients and public
- To use your understanding and knowledge to create a Plan for your virtual PPI activities
- To build confidence
Please check the CRF Education Programme courses page (www.ed.ac.uk/crfcourses) for current courses or complete Interested in next Doing Patient Public Involvement Virtually/Online (MS Form) to be informed of future dates.
Are you wondering where to begin with Patient Public Involvement (PPI) in research? Are you brand new or just lack confidence when it comes to PPI and not sure how you should be doing it? Then the PPI Summer school is for you.
Over this online course we will provide you with the confidence and skills in PPI to enable you to undertake your first PPI activity or improve your current practice. The course will be hands on and interactive and you will have the opportunity to work virtually with our CRF Patient Advisory Group members.
On completing the course, you should have a PPI plan for your own research project or team, including how to keep PPI groups running, evaluation and finances.
This course will run online over three days, with pre-course reading and participation activities, and the opportunity to book a one-to-one appointment with our CRF PPI Lead on day 4.
Please check the CRF Education Programme courses page (www.ed.ac.uk/crfcourses) for current courses or complete Interested in next PPI in Research Summer School (MS Form) to be informed of future dates.