The annual NIHR Patient Research Experience Survey (PRES) launches on 16 September 2019. With over 16,500 patients taking part in NIHR Portfolio research at Barts Health last year the PRES offers an invaluable opportunity to gather useful feedback from our trial patients, to help identify positive patient experiences and highlight areas for service development and improvement in the research process. We will also be able to compare results from the 2018 PRES reports, to see if we have made progress in key areas such as disseminating study results.
The data can also be used to help promote high levels of patient satisfaction from respective trusts, which in turn can help encourage more patients to consider supporting research. The 2018 results, for example, showed that 85% of participants had a good experience of taking part in research at Barts Health.
The anonymous survey will be live across Barts Health between 16 September and 20 December and available in both paper and electronic form, to current and former study participants.
A launch meeting will be held in Whitechapel on 10 September, where you will receive your guidance notes and starter pack.
For now, we are asking those involved in NIHR funded projects, to register their participation with the Research Engagement and Diffusion team at email@example.com or 020 7363 8923.