Tools for Lay Representatives

Welcome to the 3CTN PPI Toolkit for Lay Representatives!

Whether you are brand new to the world of PPI, or a seasoned Lay Representative, we hope you find this page and the tools/links helpful for your PPI journey within 3CTN.

It has been demonstrated that the voice of the patient and the public can be influential in healthcare research and that including Lay Representatives strengthens accountability and transparency in such endeavors. Lay representatives can help to steer research in directions that answer questions that are important to patients and the public. Lay representatives can provide input to trial design and communication strategies that will make sense to patients. They often bring value-added personal and professional skills which can be very helpful to the work of a committee or project. Ultimately, Lay Representatives can truly embody the phrase “nothing about us without us”.


3CTN Tools

Further Reading

Helpful Links