Exploring the acceptability of healthcare innovation within the NHS
Over the years, we have seen the use of many healthcare innovations around the world that have supported the management of various complex health conditions and diseases. As the population in the UK gets older and complex diseases get more common, innovative ideas are needed to support treatment and management of these diseases.
We are interested in understanding what people think about various healthcare innovations and how likely they are to be used in the UK, particularly in the NHS. The information collected from this study will help us understand what could be done to make people more aware of these innovations and whether they would be suitable for the UK. But you maybe wondering "how does it benefit me?" Some innovations have the capability to reduce wait times, provide equivalent or even improved safety measures, reduce side effects and the need for follow-up and so much more.
This study will involve a 15-minute presentation and a one-to-one conversation with you that will last for no longer than 60-mins. The goal of this conversation is to explore your thoughts and feelings about various healthcare innovations, for example new technologies, treatments and devices, and the possibility for their use in the NHS. Your responses from this study will not affect your care or treatment you receive.
We are looking for people who are:
- aged 18 years or older
- able to provide informed consent
- able to speak fluent English
What will I be asked to do?
At the start of this study, you will be required to attend a 15-minute presentation (either virtually or in-person) which will introduce you to three different healthcare innovations. The lead researcher (Chandni Hindocha) will then ask you for some basic information about yourself and your contact information. You will then be asked to take part in a 1-to-1 conversation that will last max. 1 hour, where you will be asked a number of questions about your views of the innovations presented. These conversations will be audio-recorded and written out word for word to ensure the accuracy of your responses. The lead researcher will use a prepared list of questions to guide the conversation. These questions are designed to allow you to speak freely. Participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any time without having to provide a reason. Your participation will not affect your care/treatment and your responses will remain anonymous.
When and where?
The scheduling of the presentation and interview is dependent on your availability. The interview will take place directly after the presentation, so you will need to have allocated 1 hour and 15mins for your participation. You may choose to attend the presentation and interview either virtually (via Microsoft Teams) or in-person (at one of the following hospitals: Hammersmith Hospital, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Western Eye Hospital or Charing Cross ). Presentation and interviews will take place between September 2022 to March 2023.
Will I get anything for taking part?
Those taking part will receive reimbursement in accordance with NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination Guidelines (£25 p/h + £5 one-off wifi/remote working fee)
How do I take part?
If you are interested in taking part in this study, please click the ‘I would like to take part’ button at the top of the page where you will be directed to a short form. The researcher will then review applications on and if you meet the eligibility criteria you will be contacted shortly after your application with confirmation and further information about the study, including a participant information sheet detailing information about the study, its process and important information regarding confidentiality and data processing and more. The researcher will explain the process of this study and to ensure that you want to take part. You will be asked to sign a consent form to confirm that you are willing to take part in this study.
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