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Public involvement in research should be “second nature” by 2025, review concludes

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1913 (Published 09 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1913
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is a trailblazer for public involvement in research but needs a more strategic approach for engaging the public in setting goals and designing research to ensure consistency, a review has concluded.

The Breaking Boundaries review was commissioned by the director general of research and development and chief medical officer in March 2014 to assess how successful the institute has been in achieving public involvement and to make recommendations to build on the achievements so far. The review was led by INVOLVE, an organisation funded by the NIHR to support public involvement in NHS, public health, and social care research. Its report, published last month, set out a vision for public involvement with NIHR by 2025.1

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