Patient surveys and focus groups 

We regularly offer patients opportunities to take part in surveys and focus groups, to inform both our policy and campaigning work, and our work with other organisations on projects that enhance practice and knowledge in health and social care.

All information collected will be held in the strictest confidence and only used in accordance with the permissions you give us and with our privacy policy

Commission a patient survey

We work with, and on behalf of, other organisations to involve patients more closely in service design and delivery, new products and technologies, with a view to improving patient experience and patient safety. 

Find out more here about how to work with us

Current opportunities to have your say:

Find it hard to access health information online? Join our focus group

It can sometimes be difficult to find the right health information, advice or guidance online when you or a family member are unwell. With so many different sources available and no concrete way of knowing that any of the web pages online are accurate and trustworthy, looking for advice and guidance on the Internet can feel like a bit of a maze.

We’re exploring whether the needs of people aged 60 and over are being met online and would like to invite you to join our focus group in Birmingham on Monday 30 September from 9.30am to 2pm. If you’ve ever found looking for information online overwhelming, or asked how you know information is accurate, up to date and from a trusted source, then you’ll want to join our discussion. Your contribution will make a difference in shaping the way information is presented in future. Places are limited so contact [email protected] to reserve your seat. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and we’re also offering a high street shopping voucher to participants for their time.

NHS England recruiting for patient representatives

NHS England is recruiting four patient representatives for the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG). The post is being advertised for a length of on year in the first instance, which will then be renewable for a period of up to three years.

The role of patient public members of the CPAG is to:

  • Bring independent judgement and experience from a patient perspective
  • Act as an ambassador for patient and public participation
  • Provide strategic advice and assurance that the views of patients and the public have been sought and considered in the delivery of the commissioning products presented for consideration by CPAG.

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2019. Find out more about the vacancies here.