Month: October 2012

Invitation to participate in focus group research

How should the NHS manage your health records?

We would like to invite you to participate in our research study on Electronic Health Records. The study looks at the views of patients and members of the public about using electronic records and computer databases for healthcare, research and policy making.

If you decide to take part we will arrange for you to join a focus group discussion with 6-8 other people. This will last for about 1.5 hours and will take place at a convenient location. All participants will receive a £30 gift voucher, as reimbursement of expenses and a token of appreciation for your contribution to the research.

What do you think about Electronic Health Records?

Our workshop on Electronic Health Records at the end of last month was very successful. All participants engaged enthusiastically in debating the benefits and problems of Electronic Health Records and we learned a lot from these discussions. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for sharing their experience and insights. This workshop has generated a wealth of ideas and interesting contradictions to explore further in our focus groups with patients, carers, parents and members of the public.

For now, we would like to open up this discussion to an online audience:

What do you think about the opportunities and challenges of ‘cradle to grave’ Electronic Health Records?