Ben Bowers, Roberta Lovick, Kristian Pollock and Stephen Barclay draw on experience as three researchers and one PPI group member in their recently published discussion of patient and public involvement in primary care research. Their article was published in the British Journal of General Practice.
Highlighting some key challenges and practicalities involved in timely, proportionate and effective collaborations in primary care research, they write: “PPI makes a positive contribution, but the nature and content of PPI work need to be transparent and appropriate. PPI collaboration in research is time consuming and more problematic for both public contributors and researchers than best-practice guidelines suggest”.
B Bowers, R Lovick, K Pollock, S Barclay: Patient and Public Involvement in general practice research. British Journal of General Practice, 2020