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

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Patient Panel

The Cardiovascular Research Patient Panel is based within the Academic Directorate of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery and is made up of patients, relatives, carers and members of the public.

Our aims

The Panel meets regularly to review research proposals from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield, with the aim of ensuring that studies are feasible and the protocols are suitable and manageable for patients.

We are currently looking for more people to get involved with us! Please contact us at the email below if you wish to join.

More information can be requested from Helen Denney (Panel Coordinator) and Amber Ford (Panel Administrator) at and


John Warner, Cardiovascular Research Patient Panel Member

Working with the panel is both interesting and informative for members, keeping us abreast of new and innovative work being done by researchers. The views and opinions of the panel are always well regarded by the researchers making presentations and we do often influence the way in which patients and volunteers are informed, selected and managed by the project teams.


You can hear more about our panel on page 3 of the Summer 2019 Public Involvement newsletter, where Richard Barrass, Chair of the panel talks about his experiences of being involved, and why he got involved with the panel.

For more information about the Academic Directorate of Cardiology please click here 

For Further information about the panel please look at the following documentation

  Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Poster

  Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Briefing Document