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Learning and development network for patient and public involvement in health and social care research

What is sharebanking?

  • It is a regional network whose members include researchers, patient and public involvement (PPI) managers, patients and members of the public.
  • Members share their knowledge and experience of PPI across the network.

What are we offering?

  • Advice and guidance on how to create a Sharebank in your region.
  • Support in developing a local model to suit regional partnerships.

What are the benefits?

  • Creates opportunities to share your own learning on PPI with others, across organisations.
  • Provides a low cost, sustainable way for accessing local PPI training and resources.
  • Creates a collective knowledge of PPI to inform practice of PPI in research.
  • Builds a community of people with the common goal of helping each other.
  • Contributes to fulfilling Standard 3 (Support and Learning) of the National Standards for Public Involvement.

Want to find out more?





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Contact us:

Dr Adele Horobin, NIHR Nottingham BRC,, 0115 823 2614 

Mr Martin Lodemore, INVOLVE Coordinating Centre,, 02380 595628   


Further reading:

  • Horobin A, Brown G, Higton F, Vanhegan S, Wragg A, Wray P, Walker DM. Co-producing public involvement training with members of the public and research organisations in the East Midlands: creating, delivering and evaluating the lay assessor training programme. Res Involv Engagem. 2017; 3:7.
  • Horobin A. Going the extra mile – creating a cooperative model for supporting patient and public involvement in research. Res Involv Engagem. 2016; 2:9
  • Horobin A. The Sharebank – working together to support public involvement in research. In: INVOLVE newsletter, Autumn 2016.