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

Patient and Public Involvement in Combined Community & Acute Care Group

The Therapeutics & Palliative Care Patient Panel (formerly Professional Services) is a research panel for patients and the public. The Therapeutic and Palliative Care Directorate is one of four directorates which sits within the Combined Community and Acute Care Group, and provides a range of services that aims to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patients. Our services include speech and language therapy, dietetics, chaplaincy, psychology, palliative care, lymphoedema, continence and tissue viability.Our panel is made up of individuals and carers of individuals with a wide variety of diseases and health conditions who have experiential knowledge of our services. The purpose of the panel is to provide a patient and public point of view to our research to ensure that it is of high quality and patient focused. We are actively recruiting to our panel. If you would like more information about becoming a member please contact Carolyn Taylor on on 0114 226 1247 or

If you are interested in finding out more about our panel, please take a look at the documents below:

 Terms of Reference

 Person Specification

 Application Form

 Panel Leaflet

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