Patient Involvement at CRUK

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What is the Patient Involvement Network?

The involvement network is a group of people affected by cancer who want to make a difference to the lives of others facing cancer. They share their views to help us to beat cancer while ensuring that we’re meeting the needs of future patients and their families.

It’s easy to join our involvement network and as a member, we hope that you’ll want to take part in involvement opportunities. Whether you've got lots of time to spare or only a little, and whatever your experience of cancer, we have a variety of ways to get involved.

Once signed up to our network, you’ll be sent a fortnightly newsletter letting you know about different ways to get involved.  You  choose what suits you best:

  • Surveys - these are questionnaires completed online. 
  • Cancer Insights Panels - we have 3 panels, each made up of 15 people. They help different teams at cancer research UK by listening to ideas and giving feedback.
  • Focus groups/interviews - these are used when we need insight from a specific group of people, for example people with certain cancers. 
  • Patient panels - these are groups of people enlisted to give advice and feedback throughout a project.
  • Patient representatives - a person enlisted to sit on a funding committee or recruitment panel.