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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.

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Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

17 December 2020

Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise...
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£300,000 from NIHR to investigate the views of older adults on strategies to improve recovery from planned surgery

10 December 2020

A team of researchers from across the University of Exeter Medical School, Royal Devon &...
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'Why physical activity matters more than ever'

01 December 2020

Professor of Health Service Research, Adrian Taylor, discusses motivation, exercise schemes, and the future impact on...
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Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Research Projects