Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Across the Care Group PPI panel for the Combined Community and Acute Care Group

Welcome to the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel for the Combined Community and Acute Care Group.

Who are we?

This Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel supports the research being undertaken by the services covered within the combined community and acute care group. The care group covers a wide variety of clinical conditions from geriatric, stroke medicine; Community Services; and therapeutics and palliative care.

Our services include:

Speech and Language therapy


Psychology Services

Palliative Care

Stroke Medicine




Wound care


Geriatric and Frailty medicine

Active recovery


Acute therapy services



How do we shape the research?

Our panel is made up of members of the public with experience or knowledge of one or more of our services as a patient or carer. The purpose of the panel is to provide a lay point of view to our research to ensure that it is of high quality and patient-focused.

What does the panel get involved in?

  • The panel members review research projects at all stages of their development, from basic ideas that are just being formulated through to grant applications and national care pathways.
  • Panel members help in ensuring written information is presented in a jargon-free and easy to read format
  • There are opportunities to be involved in specific research projects and support them through their development and management.
  • The panel has also evaluated its own effectiveness and two members were co-authors on a published article.

We always benefit from new members. You are welcome to come along and watch a panel meeting before deciding if you would like to be involved.  If you would like more information about becoming a member please contact the PPI panel coordinator, Jo Burke on or by leaving a message on 07970 488171.

What our panel members say:

I enjoy hearing about the valuable research which is being carried out in the Care Group, and am glad to be able to share my experiences to help make things like the design of the research, questionnaires and patient information sheets, more user-friendly.

Please take a look at our video, which we developed with members of the public to raise awareness amongst our staff about the importance of involving patients and the public in our research.

  Patient and Public Involvment in Research: A Patient's Perspective