London In Vitro Diagnostics

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Knowledge Transfer Event

We held our first Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Knowledge Transfer Event at Imperial College London on Friday 17th February 2017! A short summary of this very exciting and valuable event is included below.

Aim: To discuss Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPI) in medical technology and in-vitro diagnostic research carried out within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).




Some 36 individuals were invited, and 33 attended. Attendees were from one of the following groups:

  • Lay and non-lay member from all NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives (DECs)
  • Lay and non-lay member from all NIHR Health Technology Co-operatives (HTCs)
  • Organisations that have, or plan to, collaborate with DECs and HTCs i.e. industry and academia
  • Organisations who support DECs and HTCs i.e. NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), and National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

Event process:

A two-part day where i) the current status of PPI and ii) how to measure PPI impact was presented. (You can download the two powerpoint presentations at the bottom of this page.) A workshop took place after each of these presentations. Group discussion followed.


  • A report has been written with an aim to submit for publication
  • A forum has been set up on LinkedIn to share information and ideas. If you are interested in this area of research, please request to join the group by emailing

Event feedback from attendees:

  • More than 80% of attendees felt the event was useful, relevant and informative
  • Eighty percent would attend a future KTE
  • Seventy-five percent would recommend the KTE to others
  • Seventy-five percent felt it should be repeated annually.


PPI survey output_FINAL