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NIHR Barts BRC Public And Patient Advisory Group (PPAG)

The NIHR Barts BRC PPAG offers a collaborative patient/public/staff strategic perspective on research proposals, applications, and outcome evaluation.

Many of our group members have personal experience of health conditions and/or treatment related to the research themes of the NIHR Barts BRC at Barts Health NHS Trust or the William Harvey Research Institute.

Activities group members have taken part in have included:

  • Commenting on research grants and posters from a lay perspective.
  • Taking an active part in the planning of events such as Barts Health Clinical Trials Day.
  • Presenting and/or facilitating at events such as  'Let's Talk Hearts' and the annual 'Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival'.

Membership of the group is also open to interested lay members of the public as well as patients; we also encourage colleagues to support the PPAG.

Contact: Jane Batchelor


A patient-led initiative, connecting and training trial patients, sixth formers and medical students on trials. TrialsConnect brings together volunteers with patient-expert panels in legal regulatory, communications, education and creative arts, partnering with Barts City Lifesavers training the public in resuscitation.

Visit TrialsConnect for further information.

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