In this section you can find out about the experiences of health researchers of involving patients and members of the public in their research, by seeing and hearing people share their stories on film. Involvement is about research being carried out with or by members of the public, who may play a role in any or every aspect of the research process. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 36 people (35 interviews) working in health research, including clinical and scientific researchers, social scientists, and people with a specific role coordinating patient and public involvement in research. Find out what people said about their reasons for involving people, the impact it has made, what some of the problems have been, and how involvement can be better implemented and supported. We hope you find the information interesting and helpful.
Publication date: January 2016 Review date: January 2018