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Calls for involvement

We currently have no calls for involvement outstanding, and are operating a waiting list for membership of PenPIG - our patient and public involvement group. To express an interest in joining PenPIG, please contact us via email

Other opportunities in the South West

If you would like to be involved in healthcare research or clinical research, there are other organisations in the local area looking for patients and members of the public to be involved. Click the links below to find out more about each organisation. 

Exeter 10000 – Volunteers for Medical Research

Become one of 10,000 people in the Exeter area to participate in this research volunteer bank. Email the Exeter 10000 team

NIHR Clinical Research Facility - Peninsula Research Bank Steering Committee

The NIHR Clinical Research Facility work with lay representatives to steer our research and share decision making with their public partners. They welcome any member of the public with an interest in healthcare to join our group. They also support the running of the Exeter 10,000 Genomes project. Email the NIHR Clinical Research Facility

The Peninsula Childhood Research Unit - PenCRU

PenCRU responds to questions from families about therapies and health services for children and young people affected by disability or who have special or additional health needs. They involve families affected by childhood disability in all aspects of their research and related activities. Email PenCRU.

Lived Experience Group at the Mood Disorders Centre

This is a group of people living with mental health conditions who volunteer to help increase the public understanding of mental health, and to ensure research into mental health conditions is ‘right’ for the people who have them. Email the Lived Experience Group.

NIHR South West Clinical Network

The South West Clinical Network brings together those who use, provide and commission our health service to make improvements in outcomes for complex patient pathways using an integrated, whole system approach.

Your level of involvement can range from becoming a member of a clinical network steering group or task and finish group, through to joining the mailing list to keep in touch with our progress and hear about events and opportunities for involvement. Contact the SWSCN here.

NIHR South West Research Design Service

The RDS exists to provide help for people preparing research proposals for submission to open, national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. They are always interested to hear from people who are keen to work with NHS teams to help them design research projects to look at problems that are important to people who use NHS services. Contact the RDS here.

People in Research

This is an NIHR (National Institute of Health Research - the 'research arm' of the NHS) website that contains a database of opportunities for members of the public to get involved in research.

You can scroll through all the opportunities or sort your results by topic, type of involvement or location. You can also sign up to receive an e-mail alert whenever a new opportunity is added that matches your interests. 

Resources for participants

Researchers: Find information to help involve the public in your research on the Resources for researchers page.

Upcoming Events

Apr
16

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

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Apr
21

PPI Advice Clinic - POSTPONED

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

10 March 2020

A collaboration between researchers has resulted in a clearer understanding of how to address the...
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PenARC welcomes new PhD students

18 February 2020

Our PhD studentships are linked to PenARC project and priority areas and are an important...
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Groundbreaking role for operational research in NHS decision-making

12 February 2020

A pioneering collaboration between PenARC and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has led to...
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Research Projects

Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

Theme: ARC - Complex Care

A project to identify and describe, through patient and public involvement activities, the research needs of...
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Getting Up Following a Fall

Theme: ARC - Complex Care

Although there is evidence that falls can be prevented, little attention has been paid to...
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Research Projects