The DIAMONDS PPI panel (the Panel) has been formed to assist with, and act in an advisory role to, the DIAMONDS research programme. The Panel will ensure meaningful service user and carer input into all aspects of the research.

The aims of the Panel are to:
  • help prioritise questions for research
  • develop and test ideas that may help improve diabetes management and care
  • provide input on research methods and materials
  • interpret and disseminate research findings
The Panel reports to the DIAMONDS Research Group via the Panel’s PPI representative, who is a member of the Panel and the Research Group and attends both meetings. The Panel also reports to the PPI Research Advisory Group at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.


There are 4 to 20 service user and carer representatives, and members should have experience of living with or caring for someone with a severe mental illness who also has or may be at risk of developing diabetes. There are at least two service users and two carers on the Panel at all times, and the Panel is chaired by DIAMONDS research fellow Jo Taylor.


Meetings are held three times a year in the Bradford area for between two and three hours. Refreshments are provided and travel expenses are paid to panel members.

How you can get involved?

We are always looking for new members for our PPI Panel. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about what is involved please contact 
Jo Taylor at or on 01904 321679.
No experience is necessary and we give a warm welcome to new members.

Lifespan of the Panel

It is expected that the Panel will remain in existence for the lifespan of the programme (5 years), and members can step down from the Panel at any time without giving reasons.