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

Useful Patient and Public Involvement Resources

We can offer researchers advice and support about involving the public in research, and share resources to ensure patient and public involvement (PPI) is embedded in research.  Below are some comprehensive links and useful resources covering many aspects of PPI, including the UK Standards for Public Involvement, training, payment, impact and much more.


General Resources

 NIHR Comprehensive Resources to Support Patient and Public Involvement 


Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) resources for applicants to NIHR research programmes 

  • Public involvement resources for applicants to NIHR research programmes including training, impact, feedback and co-production.


Briefing notes for researchers - public involvement in NHS, health and social care research (NIHR)

  • Guidance for researchers new to public involvement in research, and those with experience who are looking to update and refresh their skills and knowledge.


 Glossary of Common Research Terms

 Clinical Trials Glossary

 Research Design Service PPI Handbook


Setting Up and Running Groups

 PPI Working Together Document

 Panel Information Sheet

 Panel Terms of Reference

 Frequently Asked PPI Questions

 Description of chairperson duties

 INVOLVE Guidance for chairs


Virtual and Hybrid PPI Meetings

 Virtual involvement: A guide to video calling

 Hybrid Meeting Good Practice

 Guidance for Planning Virtual PPI



There is a free online course developed by the NIHR that you can access here. There are three separate modules covering different topics; each module may take one to two hours to complete.