You may be a patient with a health condition, someone who cares for a family member or a friend with an illness. You may simply have an interest in health research, or in improving local health care services. Whatever your situation, your opinion is valid, and we welcome it towards supporting the health research we deliver.
Registration with NIHR CLAHRC is completely free and without obligation.
For any enquiries contact our PPI coordinator Martin Simpson-Scott.
We have a fantastic, thriving community of PPI contributors with a shared passion for making a contribution to improving the health care for the people of Wessex. A very diverse group of people, they bring a variety of different skills and experience to PPI in our organisation; information that we hold on a secure internal database.
The role that our PPI contributors play is critical - their involvement helps is to ensure that the research we deliver is meaningful, relevant and well-designed. There are many ways in which you can contribute to health research, for example:
Registering is quick and easy. Once registered, we will send you a welcome pack and emails, as and when opportunities to contribute to the health research projects across our 6 themes. Please note that your details will never be shared with any third party organisations and you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the emails.
Our PPI contributors have complete control over the extent to which they get involved in our work, and are free to accept or decline offers. There are a range of benefits in contributing to the PPI programme:
WISeRD stands for Wessex Involvement in Service Research and Delivery. The members are comprised of CLAHRC Wessex Staff and our PPI Champions. WISeRD advises CLAHRC Wessex on how to involve patients and the public in health research and implementation. Jointly chaired by a nominated, experienced PPI Contributor and the CLAHRC Wessex Director, the WISeRD Group follows a set of self-determined ground rules for participation (the OSCAR values), and compromises:
The WISeRD Group provides strategic direction and advice to CLAHRC Wessex about PPI. This can include:
Patient and public involvement is vital to the success of the CLAHRC. We would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in becoming involved in our research and implementation.Contact us
NIHR CLAHRC Wessex
University of Southampton
Building 67 E2013
Tel: 023 8058 9211