Harris-Wellbeing Research Centre
Harris-Wellbeing Research Centre 

Patient & Public Involvement Group

The group was set up as a patient user group for patients to support current and new research being performed in this area.  The group members are patients and their partners/members of their family and they currently meet two to three times a year in a relaxed environment.  They discuss their own experiences of pregnancy and preterm birth and give opinions from a patient perspective on research ideas and projects being started.


For additional information please refer to our Patient and Public Involvement Poster below.

Patient and Public Involvement in Research Poster
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Friday 28 September 2018
Public & Patient Involvement Meeting with Little Heartbeats


A meeting was held in Liverpool to discuss the incidence of very early preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM).  Members of Little Heartbeats joined members of our PPI group to develop our study design.  We appreciate your involvement, thank you for attending.  



Friday 4 May 2018
Public & Patient Involvement Meeting 


Thank you to all who attended the meeting at The Bluecoat in Liverpool.  We appreciate your views and comments on our plans to widen the scope of our PPI group including volunteers offering peer support at clinics.

Thursday 2 November 2017
Lady Harris visit and Patient & Public Involvement Meeting 


Thanks to all who attended the meeting at the Harris-Wellbeing Preterm Birth Centre.  It was a wonderful day and Lady Harris enjoyed meeting members of the PPI group as well as receiving an update about our research.  


Special thanks to Jessica Chase and her family for raising £1,000 for preterm birth research which was presented to us at the meeting.  

Friday 17 March 2017
Patient & Public Involvement Meeting - EVENT Study


Thanks to all who attended the meeting at the Bluecoat Chambers in Liverpool city centre.  The day was interactive, relaxed and flexible with plenty of opportunities to discuss views on our plan for a new research study in pregnancy.  The meeting was open to anyone with an interest in preterm birth prevention or representing patient interests in research studies and pregnancy.  

Photograph (left to right) Joanne Deery and Dr Angharad Care

March 2017

Thank you to Christine Hamilton who spoke movingly about the loss of her baby boy as a result of preterm birth.  Christine's interview can be seen on the Wellbeing of Women video 'how we are making a difference'.  

Saturday 3 December 2016

Patient & Public Involvement Meeting


Thank you to all who attended the meeting on Saturday 3 December 2016.  We received some valuable feedback on a number of patient information leaflets and research studies.     

Saturday 16 April 2016
Patient & Public Involvement Group Meeting


Thanks to all who attended the meeting in April.  We listened to presentations and updates about preterm birth research and nano medicines.  Research studies currently being developed were also presented and the feedback received was valuable.    


Thank you also to Ciara Curran from Little Heartbeats who spoke to us at the meeting about PPROM (Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes).     

Saturday 3 October 2015


Saturday 28 March 2015

If you are interested in attending our next meeting please contact Tracey Ricketts, ricketts@liverpool.ac.uk or call us on 0151 795 9562 for more information.

We are located at:

Harris-Wellbeing Research Centre

University of Liverpool

1st Floor, Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street


L8 7SS

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