The team of researchers from North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of the West of England in the UK who are partners in Work Package 6 of COMBACTE-MAGNET, has been working to develop Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research within COMBACTE. The team is inviting you to take part into a PPI survey in order to learn more about current understanding and perceptions of PPI in antimicrobial research, as well as practical experience. Read below their invitation.
We work with the public (a group of former patients and carers) to plan and develop our research, to discuss any problems during projects, monitor research progress, and both write up and disseminate the results of the research. In this way we use their experience as patients or carers to fill gaps in our knowledge, and ensure our research is as patient-centred as possible. We have produced a Toolkit and Practical Guide to PPI which is hosted on the COMBACTE website.
We would like to invite you to complete a short on-line survey about PPI for us.
We are interested in drawing on your knowledge and experience of PPI to learn more about current understanding and perceptions of PPI in antimicrobial research, as well as practical experience, both in the UK and across Europe. Even if you have limited or no experience of PI we would like to use any information and opinions that you are able to share so that we can plan our next steps. The more honest you are about your opinions and/or experience, the more helpful for our future work.
Feel free to share the link to this survey with other colleagues who might be interested, but we would appreciate it if you could let the COMBACTE Communications team know how many people it has been forwarded to, just so that we can get an idea of the level of response we receive.
The survey will remain open until October 16.
Thank you for your help.
Alasdair MacGowan MD, FESCMID
Consultant in Infection/Professor of Antimicrobial Therapeutics