Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Workstream

Helen Balsdon_0Patient and Public Involvement Workstream Lead
Helen leads the Patient and Public Involvement workstream for the NIHR Brain Injury HTC. As the Assistant Director of Nursing at CUHFT, she manages patient experience across the University teaching hospital on behalf of the Chief Nurse. Helen is in contact with patients and their carers keeping the PPI theme current and relevant. Helen has championed the PPI theme across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.


The Brain Injury HTC has initiated implementation of the ‘Public Empowerment through Patient Inspired Innovation’ vision and is committed to engaging patients and carers throughout its work programme. Key enablers for this are the development of the HTC patient register and running of themed patient workshops.