This fabulous, entertaining and moving play goes to the heart of why involving patients and the public is so important to science and to society. It will appeal to audiences of all ages and will bring the issues to a whole new audience nationwide. I am very excited about its potential impact.
- Simon Denegri, NIHR National Director for Patients and the Public
Why should the public have a say in what research gets funded and how? Surely doctors and researchers know best? Would you want to influence research tackling your own illness? And what impact does involving “lay” people have on questions being asked and money being spent?
The play, a comedy drama, explores the complexities of patient and public involvement through the eyes of two teenagers with very different ways of confronting a future made uncertain by a serious medical condition.
Entry is FREE, registration essential.
People are messy is a play by Judith Johnson, and has been developed with support from the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.