Information for the public

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Are you a member of the public with an interest in research?

We welcome members of the public to get involved in primary care research.

This short video shows what primary care research is about and how you can involved.

If you would like to get involved in our research please contact us.

Who can get involved?

Anyone with an interest can join our panel of advisors - you don't need any special qualifications. We value the expertise that you bring through your own 'lived experience', for example as:

  • A patient who can tell us what life is like with an illness or special set of needs. Or you could have a particular experience of using primary healthcare, like going to the GP or pharmacist?
  • A parent with experience of caring for children, their health issues and what being a parent feels like
  • A carer with experience of looking after someone with a health condition
  • A person with experience of particular situations: such as domestic violence or bereavement, supporting someone with mental health issues, or you may have been affected by significant life events
  • A person with a general interest in healthcare research.

Together we can make a difference

Take a look at our CAPC PPI Welcome brochure (PDF, 569kB) for more information about what it means to get involved in our research, and what other public contributors say about their experience of getting involved in our research.

You can tell us your interests by completing an online sign-up form. We will then get in touch with you to welcome you on-board and match your interests to different projects.

Or, if you prefer, you can also download an electronic version of the same CAPC PPI sign up form (Office document, 81kB), complete it and then follow the instructions on the form to either post or email it back to us.

Further information

What is the Centre for Academic Primary Care?

What is primary healthcare?

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