Conversations about medicine

//Conversations about medicine

Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, one of the NHS’ innovation arms, has been working in partnership with Me+My Medicines to encourage better quality conversations between patients and clinicians about their medicines.

In order to uncover existing barriers and benefits of these relationships, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network are launching a social research project and are currently looking for participants.

They have asked Ayup, a Leeds-based design and research agency, to conduct interviews and a focus group with patients.

The aim is to try to understand more about the context of participants, what their perception is of the current healthcare landscape, how are conversations about medicines currently undertaken and what would contribute to making a better experience.

The interviews are very informal and all answers will be reported anonymously. They will be done either via video-chat or over the phone.

  • Interview dates: 21 – 29 January 2020
  • Duration: 45 mins

Participants could be members of the public in general, preferentially people who have visited a GP surgery or a pharmacy at least once in the last few years.

  • Age mix: starting at 18 and with no age limit.
  • Ethnicity: there would hopefully be a mix of people from different ethnicities and backgrounds.
  • Incentive: £10 vouchers for organisations like ASDA, Tesco, Amazon.

The focus group will be held in Leeds city centre, with the date to be confirmed, but between 21 to 29 of January. In it, they will talk about similar things as in interviews, but also do activities to try to understand possible solutions for some of the barriers in conversations about medicines.

  • Duration: between 2.5 to 3 hours

Participants could be members of the public in general, preferentially people who have visited a GP surgery or a pharmacy at least once in the last few years.

  • Age mix: starting at 18 and with no age limit.
  • Ethnicity: there would hopefully be a mix of people from different ethnicities and backgrounds.
  • Incentive: £15 vouchers for organisations like ASDA, Tesco, Amazon + up to £10 for travel expenses.

If you are interested in participating in the above opportunity, please fill this short survey in order to show interest or contact Clara Parada on telephone: 0113 859 1020 or by email on clara@ayup.agency.

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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