Public Advisory Group

Involving people affected by heart and circulatory conditions and members of the public in agreed priority areas of our work is at the heart of our approach.

We currently work with 24 public contributors who are aligned to different areas of work and governance. We come together quarterly to share ideas.

What do we do?

What do we do?

The Public Advisory Group provides guidance and support to the BHF Data Science Centre to ensure public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE) is embedded in all our work, where appropriate.

As a group we meet quarterly to share ideas, discuss challenges and provide guidance and support to the Centre. 

Public Advisory Group Meetings

Public Advisory Group Meetings

  • In July 2023, the public advisory group contributed to the Centre’s future plans during an interactive discussion session, and provided input in relation to public facing materials which will be used to communicate our work areas. You can read the full summary meeting here.
  • In November 2023, the public advisory group were given the opportunity to contribute to Health Data Research UK’s PPIE strategy consultation.
  • In February 2024, the public advisory group explored frequently asked questions designed for the public that will feature on the Cohorts Trusted Research Environment (TRE) Platform and provided input from a patient and public perspective. They contributed to a communications plan sharing ideas on how we can best communicate findings from a scientific publication with the public.
Strategy

Strategy

Our PPIE strategy outlines our vision, objectives and how we put our strategy to practice across our work. The strategy was co-produced by our Public Advisory Group and Operations Team.

Find out more here.