This report makes recommendations for improving learning and development for public involvement in research. It documents the activities of a working group established in 2013 to initiate a discussion around leadership in learning and development for public involvement in research across the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  The recommendations are aimed at the NIHR on a strategic and organisational level, as well as at researchers and research managers supporting public involvement.

The report and recommendations have been submitted to the Department of Health. Following a response, we will be exploring with others across the NIHR how best to address implementing the recommendations.