Joining the STAMINA PPI

Public involvement is a fantastic way to have a real impact on the quality of research and can provide an excellent forum to connect with other people who are going through a similar situation.

Questions and Answers

Who can join?


People with prostate cancer and who have or are receiving hormone therapy and their close friends, family or carers.

How much time will it take?


Our group meets once every 4 months and the meetings last about two hours including lunch. We understand that you may not be able to attend all meetings due to other commitments and that is absolutely fine. 

What happens at a meeting?


We meet at around midday and start with some lunch and time for people to talk and settle in. We will then go over the topic of the meeting, this is often looking over study materials to make sure they are patient friendly but it can be about anything to do with the study. 

Why join PPI?


There are many reasons but a lot of people find it rewarding to ‘give back’ to the scientific community and enjoy the social aspects of meeting people in a similar situation. It also gives you an insight and a guiding hand in the research process. 

Do I need experience of research?


No, no prior knowledge is needed and basic training is provided.

Will it cost me money?


No, lunch is provided for free and travel costs are paid back to you.

If you are interested in joining the STAMINA PPI group or would like to learn more please contact us on the details below:

Tel. : 0114 225 3586

Email: sth.stamina@nhs.net

STAMINA is a five year research project funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK. The programme is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a long term supported exercise intervention in men with advanced prostate cancer who have undergone medical castration with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).