Attorney Neela Carlton gives an interesting TEDx talk about involving patients in pharmaceutical development. The talk is in the context of the American healthcare system although the principles are generalisable. Here in the UK, patient and public involvement in research has developed over time (the UK Health Research Authority discusses patient and public involvement in more detail here). In the UK, INVOLVE is part of the National Institute for Health Research ‘to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research’.
Patient and public involvement has long been a feature of ‘clinical governance’ originally as one of the ‘7 Pillars of Clinical Governance’ and later under the ‘umbrella‘ of themes and components. The talk above therefore fits into this wider but often understated discussion about clinical governance.
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