Planning patient and public involvement in surgical trials


This guidance is designed to help UK-based Chief Investigators (CIs) of surgical trials to plan effective PPI to enhance the recruitment and retention of trial participants - it is also applicable to other types of UK-based clinical trial. The core guidance is only 4 pages long, with additional appendices and external hyperlinks for further information.

The guidance is based on the findings of PIRRIST, a four-stage research project funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research.

Polly Kerr,

18th July 2019

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