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posted 9 Aug 2016, 02:18 by Derryn Lovett
Learning about healthcare professional-patient/public collaboration in quality improvement
We’d like to learn from the experiences of healthcare professionals and patients or members of the public, who have worked together to improve the quality of healthcare services, either for particular groups of patients, or in specific settings (for example, in GP practices, community settings or hospitals etc).
What is the purpose of this study?
We want to learn more about how healthcare professionals and patients, carers or the public (henceforth patients/public), work together in across a range of quality improvement initiatives. 
We’d like to hear from experiences of both healthcare professionals and patients/public who have experienced this way of working. This includes, healthcare professionals and patients/public working together as team members, or patients/public leading or being involved to improve healthcare design or delivery. 
We will be conducting semi-structured interviews, over the phone, skype or in person (where feasible), which will last no longer than 1 hour.
Please note, we are excluding initiatives that have used Experience-Based Co-Design, due to research which is already being carried out to explore this method.
If you would like to share your experiences, or would like further information/have questions, please get in touch with Meerat Kaur,