Researching the Implementation and Evaluation of PPI in CLAHRC EoE Research (IMPRESS)

East of EnglandGeneric Health Relevance
Published Date: 1 May 2016



IMPRESS used ‘Normalisation Process Theory’ and ‘Action Research’ to examine how Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research is implemented within a research programme and to provide an Action Plan to further embed PPI.


We surveyed CLAHRC EoE researchers, and conducted interviews and focus groups with researchers and PPI members about implementing PPI in their CLAHRC projects.


Evidence shows PPI can improve research in important ways. The Action Plan shares current good PPI practice, and steps which strengthen PPI in research and practice.