Patient and public involvement trauma informed guidance for organisations and healthcare professionals

Many people have experienced psychological trauma, as children, as adults, or in connection with healthcare experiences. This means that sometimes recounting experiences or contributing to research as a patient and public involvement partner or talking with healthcare professionals, can be distressing and can trigger memories from the original experience. 

This guidance is intended for healthcare professionals, staff who work in patient experience roles, healthcare organisations, researchers and any others who interact with service users and their relatives who are giving insight and feedback through a patient and public involvement process. It offers guidance on how to work with patient and public involvement partners in a way that is both psychologically and trauma informed.

Download our  PPI Trauma informed guidance for more details.