The ENACt project, led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and funded by the Health Research Board, established a Patient Advisory Panel in 2020 to ensure a patient perspective throughout the design, implementation and evaluation of the research study.

A call for panel members was circulated among RCSI’s professional network, and expressions of interest were sought from patient organisations and groups in contact with oestoarthritis patients.

The Patient Advisory Board members first met in August 2021, and they will continue to meet bi-annually until 2024.