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A key partnership

‘People-focused research in the NHS simply cannot be delivered without the involvement of patients and the public. No matter how complicated the research, or how brilliant the researcher, patients and the public always offer unique, invaluable insights. Their advice when designing, implementing and evaluating research invariably makes studies more effective, more credible and often more cost effective as well.’

Professor Dame Sally Davies. Foreword to Staley K. Exploring impact: public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. Eastleigh: INVOLVE, 2009.

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