How you run your campaign depends on the issue you want to raise awareness of.

If it’s a personal issue and you want a change to the local NHS policy, you will want to engage mostly with the NHS, and local stakeholders.

If it’s a national or widespread issue, you will want to talk to political audiences as well.

For any campaign make sure that you have:

  • A problem statement – what is the issue and how has it affected you or other patients.
  • Evidence – this can cover the impact on you or others, or examples of a postcode lottery when it comes to access to a treatment or service. The evidence doesn’t necessarily have to be data: you can also use case studies and personal stories.
  • A clear desired outcome – if you have a proposed solution then include that. If not, you can ask for something as simple as Health Minister looking into the issue.

Read our who to contact page, next. 

Posted 12th October 2022