In South Yorkshire, two research organisations, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), are collaborating on a joint strategy around patient and public involvement (PPI). These three organisations are:

  • The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC-SY)
  • The NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH).

Each organisation is committed to encouraging active and meaningful patient and public involvement at all stages of the research process, in order to ensure that:

  • there is opportunity for all interested patients, service users and carers in the Yorkshire and Humber region to be involved meaningfully in research activities alongside university researchers and NHS professionals
  • patients, service users and carers are integral to the delivery of each of organisation’s core involvement activities.

Further details about each organisation are offered below:

CLAHRC South Yorkshire is a collaborative partnership between the two universities in Sheffield, and the surrounding NHS organisations. CLAHRC SY is focused on improving patient outcomes through the conduct and application of applied health research. They help create and embed approaches to research and its dissemination that are specifically designed to take account of the way that health care is increasingly delivered across sectors and a wide geographical area.

The mission of the NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire is to undertake, over the next five years, high quality, strategic, applied research and related education in order to enable a ‘step change’ in the way research is delivered and services are designed in South Yorkshire; and to foster knowledge transfer that will improve the quality and effectiveness of health care delivery across South Yorkshire.
If you would like more information on PPI within CLAHRC-SY, please contact the PPI lead Dr Ade Adebajo at

The RDSYH provides advice to NHS researchers, and others working in partnership with the NHS, within South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, who are developing grant applications for recognised funding streams, particularly those managed through the NIHR, such as Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB).

If you would like more information on PPI within RDS YH, please contact the PPI lead Delia Muir at


PPI in Research Success Stories
We are keen to publicise success stories concerning PPI in research projects taking place in South Yorkshire. If you have experience of involving patients or the public in your research and would like to publicise your work, please email We will feature PPI success stories on this website and in our various newsletters.

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