It’s been all go here at the St Andrew’s branch of the Embedded project over the past few months. A flurry of activity early in the year included a webinar and co-production workshop. These focused on our work to identify the key features of embedded research initiatives.
Since then we’ve been working hard with designer and illustrator Chris Redford to produce an illustration of the ‘landscape’ of an embedded research initiative, and to create some practical resources that can be used to inform the design and implementation of embedded research initiatives.
The Embedded Research Project has been going for a while now and the case studies have been identified and data collection is in full swing. Over at the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) desk my colleagues and I have been grappling with the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) issue, which in reality does not appear to be a day to day issue for the vast majority of those researchers working in, on, or around embedded projects.
As one of the four lay representatives for the Embedded Research project, I want to share some thoughts about some of the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) issues that are coming up in the initial part of the project.
We had a pretty good idea that Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) would not feature very much in the lives of embedded researchers and this proved to be the case from the literature researches and the preliminary data gathering. Continue reading “Involving patients and public in embedded research”