Department of Medicine

Public and Patient Involvement


As well as seeking input from doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and managers on its research projects, the National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management (CIPM) also actively involves the public/patient body.  Some projects may have just one representative whilst others may involve large groups.  These people provide valuable input from the view of the patient and play a key role in the design and implementation of CIPM's research.

CIPM also has a Lay Representative, Ms Fran Husson, on its Strategy Board to bring a public/patient perspective to the business of the Centre and advise on the strategic direction of CIPM from this viewpoint.

These pages aim to give the public more information on the work that CIPM does, news stories that may be of interest and links to further information.  Please do contact us with your feedback at

Public Questionnaire

CIPM carried out a community questionnaire at the Imperial Festival to investigate the health literacy and knowledge of infectious diseases and healthcare-associated infections. Find out more and view the results here.

YouTube Channel

CIPM has its own YouTube Channel allowing the public and patients to find out more about our current research, recent publications and general noteworthy achievements. View CIPM's YouTube Channel here.

Useful Links

You can find a wealth of further information including guidelines for involvement of the public/patient body, how to become involved and what you might expect to experience by taking part here.

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