Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research, is defined as research carried out 'with' or 'by' patients and those who have experience of a condition, rather than 'for', 'to' or 'about' them. We at POI consider cancer patients and their families to be 'experts by experience'. By involving patients as stakeholders in our research process, their insight may give our researchers a broader understanding of the impact of their work on patients and their families, and lead them to consider additional factors which may impact on their work.
POI work closely with organisations such as The Patient Voice in Cancer Research, and we also engage with PPI networks developed by our charity partners. More information on PPI initiatives we have recently been involved in can be found below.