Public involvement in CLAHRC East Midlands: Processes for engagement and coproduction with patients, carers, the public and wider stakeholders, and their impact on CLAHRC activity and outputs.

East Midlands
Start Date: 1 Apr 2017 End Date: 31 Dec 2018

From its inception, CLAHRC East Midlands has placed patient and public involvement (PPI) at the centre of all its activities, including both the generation of new research evidence, and efforts to translate findings from that research into practice. 

This study examines the structures, processes and mechanisms within CLAHRC East Midlands that are considered central to ensuring the CLAHRC’s stated commitment to PPI is upheld. The study uses a mixture of qualitative methods (including interviews, documentary analysis and observation) to look at the work of the CLAHRC as a whole, and a small number of case studies of individual CLAHRC projects and their approaches to PPI. 

Involving patients and the public in the organisation and delivery of health services can provide valuable insights about what they value from health services, and help to ensure that difficult decisions about how to use finite healthcare resources are informed by lay perspectives. We conducted a research study to evaluate patient and public involvement (PPI) in health and social care. If you’d like to know more, you can download a briefing paper here. 


For more information about this study, please email:

Professor Graham Martin