Clare Gardiner discusses the recent successful event on patient and public involvement in palliative care research
The Palliative and End of Life Care research group recently welcomed delegates to an event celebrating ‘Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Palliative Care Research’. The event, which took place in Sheffield, focused on the role of PPI in palliative and end of life care research and showcased the achievements of our successful local user panel – the Palliative Care Studies Advisory Group.
Keynote speakers included Mr George Wood and Mrs Jacqui Gath, members of the Palliative Care Studies Advisory Group, who spoke about their experiences of working alongside researchers. Prof Jane Seymour from the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Sheffield also gave an account of the contribution that PPI has made to palliative and end of life care research.
Delegates travelled from across the region to attend the event on the 20th April, held at the Quaker Meeting House Sheffield. Informal workshops allowed everyone to get involved in setting priorities for future PPI work, and to identify how researchers can better engage with patients and the public in their research.