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Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Guidance and Training

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Guidance and Training contains information for patients and professionals on how to get the most out of working with the public, as well as links to training courses for those looking to get involved in running PPI groups.

Patient Public Involvement Engagement guidance comes from a number of sources, including NIHR and Chief Scientist Office (CSO) policy documents, grey literature, and blog posts.

General and Introductory Documents

Patient Public Involvement in Clinical Trials


  • Bagley, Heather J, Short, Hannah, Harman, Nicola L, Hickey, Helen R Gamble,Carrol L, Woolfall, Kerry A patient and public involvement (PPI) toolkit for meaningful and flexible involvement in clinical trials – a work in progress Research Involvement and Engagement 2016 2;1.
  • Coulman, K.D., Nicholson, A., Shaw, A. et al. Understanding and optimising patient and public involvement in trial oversight: an ethnographic study of eight clinical trials. Trials 21, 543 (2020).

Funding Applications

Payments and Costings

Increasing Diversity


Finding Panel Members

Online Working