Interviews about your thoughts and experiences of dental care in England
These interviews will be conducted as part of the DEPEND Project (which stands for: DEntal Care Preference Elicitation: An Application to NHS Dental Contract Reform). The DEPEND project wants to understand what is important about dental care to people, and how this can be reflected in NHS dentistry. This is particularly important as NHS dentistry is undergoing some changes – some as part of a planned dental contract reform and others as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. These changes need to reflect the preferences of the general public in England. This research will help identify what is important about dental care, how this can be incorporated into NHS dentistry, and what the NHS dental service should aim to achieve going forward.
More information about the DEPEND project can be found here: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/depend/
We are looking for a diverse group of people to take part in the interviews. You must be 18 or over to take part and be eligible to receive NHS dental care in England. You do not need to use NHS dental care to take part.
If you would like to take part, you will be contacted via email asking you to fill out a form which will ask for some personal details (for example your age, ethnicity, and where you are located) and your use of dental services. This information will be used to ensure that we are talking to a wide group of individuals.
Please note - if you are a member of the DEPEND PPI group you cannot take part in an interview.
What will I be asked to do?
You will be interviewed by the lead researcher of the project, Katherine Carr, who will ask you about your experiences of dental care, what you think is important about dentistry, and what you think NHS dental care should involve. The interview is expected to last between one to two hours.
When and where?
All interviews will take place on Zoom and will be recorded for analysis. The interviews will be arranged according to your availability and can be during working hours (anytime from 08:00-18:00) or in the evening (from 18:00 onwards).
Will I get anything for taking part?
Participants will be offered a £50 gift card to thank them for their participation.
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