Patient and Public involvement to inform a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship application.

Activity: OtherPublic engagement and outreach (general)


Patients and the public were involved to facilitate the development of a grant application for round 6 NIHR Doctoral fellowship, in July 2021.

The proposed research aims to assess pharmacological intervention for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in children and young people undergoing treatment for cancer using a systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis with extrapolation of adult clinical trial information.

The purpose of this involvement activity was to understand:
•Whether, based on people’s experience, the research would be considered valuable.

•How people would feel about being involved in aspects of the doctoral fellowship, such as designing the study, interpreting the findings and disseminating the results and how, as researchers could facilitate this involvement.

•How patients and the public would like to hear about the results of the study, once it is completed and whether my current plans to disseminate the findings of the research are likely to be effective or whether alternative methods would be better.

•Whether the plain English summary in my doctoral fellowship application is understandable to a lay audience and whether any improvements could be made to the language.

I involved four adults with experience of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) either from personal experience when being treated for cancer when they were a child or young person, or as a family member or carer of a child being treated for cancer.
Period20 Apr 2021