Patient and Public Involvement in Health Research
Working with patients and the public is the best way to develop our healthcare research. Patients and the public can help us share information, take part in clinical trials or join advisory panels. This work helps us all to test new treatments and medicines. It can allow us to generate new research ideas and helps us share the results of our research with the people who will benefit the most.
We can only achieve this by working with you, and with the support of our partners and funders.
Here is a list of online resources of ways in which you can support our research.
Medicine Monitoring (MEMO) has developed ways to study how drugs are prescribed. They investigate the safety of commonly prescribed drugs. MEMO has led on clinical trials to further understand the safety and use of medicines.
MEMO have a Public Involvement Panel. This is a group of people who volunteer to help us make sure our research is acceptable, relevant, and useful to the public.
The University of Dundee is part of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Scotland Network Centre. We host labs that are looking in to the cause and treatment of Alzheimer's.
Patients and public who are interested in taking part in dementia research can join Dementia Research. This is a nationwide online and telephone service which helps people take part in research studies.
Parkinson's Research Interest Group in Tayside
Our School of Life Sciences, funded by the Medical Research Council, are working with the charity Parkinson’s UK, as well as with local patients and carers, to establish a Parkinson’s Research Interest Group in Tayside.
They look forward to discussing our findings with the group and to hearing what the public think about their work.