Question 1

Who are ‘the public’?

Patients.

Informal (unpaid) carers.

Parents/guardians.

Users of health and social care services.

People with disabilities.

Members of the public who are the potential recipients of health promotion programmes, public health programmes and social services interventions.

Groups asking for research because they believe they have been exposed to potentially harmful circumstances, products or services.

Organisations that represent people who use services.