Welcome to the SINV HNC Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Committee & Network


The role of the PPI committee (established December 2021) is to develop and co-ordinate Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in HNC related research activities and service development in South of Ireland.


Patient and public involvement in research and service development is now accepted as best practice1. PPI can improve the quality, design, relevance and impact of research by introducing patients’ lived experiences, psychological perspectives, appreciation of side-effects, providing skills and helpful contacts that may not exist within the research team.

PPI can also help to highlight practical barriers to patient enrolment, assist with recruitment, funding access, dissemination of results and media. Patient and public involvement is increasingly promoted by funding agencies and provides increased transparency on how public funds are spent. Inclusion of patients in the development of services has been shown to improve the delivery of care in an effective and compassionate way.

Full terms of reference follow link below

SINV PPI terms of reference.pdf

Instructions and Feedback Form for PPI Network_d4.pdf

Download and complete the Instructions and Feedback form for PPI Network and email to PPIgroup@sivuh.ie





Page last updated: 12/09/2023

South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork