Table 1

Wider benefits of PPI in research

• Identification and clarification of research questions
• Ensuring research questions meet patients’ needs
• Improving the design, conduct and dissemination of research studies
• Ensuring openness, transparency and public accountability
• Results in research outcomes that may be better translatable into patient benefit
• Improves patient information, resulting in more appropriate and accessible participant information for would-be participants (language/content)
• Increasing public confidence in health research
• Boosting recruitment
• Enhancing learning from experience and good practice
• Offering different perspectives to the other team members
• Dissemination to wider patient and public audiences