Posted on 21 June 2013
The University’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is recruiting 30 people to take part in a public consultation meeting on 21 September at the King’s Manor in York. The Citizens’ Panel will allow researchers to learn more about the public’s views on inequalities in health and healthcare, and find out which inequalities people think are the most important.
The consultation event is a key part of a CHE ‘Monitoring Fairness in the NHS’ project, which is developing indicators of NHS performance in tackling health inequality.
The day-long event will involve discussions in both large and small groups facilitated by the research team, and participants will also complete a questionnaire.
People can also have their say on health inequalities by completing a 10-15 minute online survey at www.york.ac.uk/che/research/equity/monitoring.
Project Leader Dr Richard Cookson, from York’s Centre for Health Economics, said: “There are inequalities in the volume, quality and outcomes of health care received by rich and poor people. The project aims to develop new indicators for monitoring NHS performance in reducing these inequalities.
“We are seeking public views about these inequalities to help us select meaningful indicators that address public concerns.”
The Citizens’ Panel will meet from 9.30am to 3.30pm on 21 September and participants will receive lunch and a thank you gift of £70. Anyone can register their interest by visiting www.york.ac.uk/che/research/equity/monitoring. Alternatively, contact Ruth Helstrip, Centre for Health Economics, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org