Public Involvement involves patients, carers and members of the public.
Public Involvement (PI or PPI – Patient and Public Involvement) in research is about research that is done ‘with’ or ‘by’ the public rather than‘to’, ‘for’ or ‘about’ them. (www.invo.org.uk)
PI .is when members of the public get actively involved in the research process. (For example, where members of the public give their advice using their lived experience or work alongside researchers on a project.)
By understanding what Public Involvement means you can make the decision whether to get involved and how you may want to be involved.