Does patient/public involvement in planning a randomised trial improve recruitment?

  • “Involve potential participants in planning and designing at every stage. The trial I’m in has several problems which probably wouldn’t have occurred if there had been PPI from the initial stages (their role was limited to patient info sheet)”
  • “What is the impact of patient and public involvement (PPI) on the design of clinical trials? How can this impact (if positive) be maximised?”
  • “PPI involvement is needed to ensure this and the information should be given at the earliest opportunity.”