HRA Sciencewise Public Dialogue project 2013

Patient and Public WorkshopPublic understanding of health research

The HRA aims to streamline and simplify the research approval process. It is important for us to understand what the implications of these proposed changes are for   patients and public and to understand the degree to which people feel protected or made at risk by the system for approving health research.

We conducted three separate exercises to understand the views of patients and the public:

  1. We commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct public dialogue workshops across four locations in England.
  2. We held 7 workshops with patients and carers together with one workshop with Phase 1 participants.
  3. We commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct an interview survey of 1,295 members of the general public to try and quantify some of the findings emerging from  the workshops.

This work was supported and funded by Sciencewise and a summary of the main findings can be found here