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Research Design Service London
PPI Workshops

King's College London and Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust are collaborating with us on implementing the Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in research workshops. The workshops are unique in the area of PPI, are co-designed and co-delivered by patient trainers, and give the opportunity to participants to discuss specific challenges in their own studies with experienced service users. The workshops target researchers that are currently in the process of applying to the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) or similar funding streams.

What will the training cover?

  • An overview of what effective PPI is and is not in the context of research
  • How patients and the public can be involved at each stage of the research cycle
  • Practical planning for effective PPI
  • Clarification on what resources and support structures exist in the RDS and BRC

Who can attend?

The courses are free to health researchers and health care professionals across London. 

Training for patients and members of the public

Specific training is available to patients and members of the public. Please visit the BRC website to find out more about Getting Involved in Research.

Upcoming training dates:


  • Thursday 26 October 9am-11.30am (fully booked)
  • Tuesday 12 December 9am-11.30am (fully booked)
If you have missed out on 2017 workshops, we encourage you to book the next workshop in February. 

  • Thursday 8 February 13.30-16.00
  • Wednesday 28 March 9.00-11.30
  • Tuesday 12 June 9.00-11.30
  • Wednesday 26 September 13.30-16.00 -  To register for this session, please complete the form located on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre website.
  • Tuesday 13 November 9.00-11.30
  • Wednesday 12 December 13.30-16.00.
Please note: Unless otherwise stated, you can register for the above workshops by sending an email to ppi@rdslondon.co.uk.

All workshops will be held at the Biomedical Research Centre on the 16th Floor of the Tower Wing at Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, 
SE1 9RT.