Research participants wanted

We need people aged 75 and over and living in Gloucestershire to help us learn how patients use digital services to get help with their health.

NHS Gloucestershire is working in partnership with Mace & Menter to research the role of NHS digital services when it comes to getting help with a health problem

This will help us to understand what’s working, and what we can improve.

Who can take part?

This is part of a wider piece of research, and we want to make sure we’re speaking to a representative group of people.

To help with this, we’re currently looking for people that:

  • live in Gloucestershire
  • are aged 75 and over
  • have recently tried to get help with a new health problem using a digital service

This includes things like:

  • using your GP surgery’s website to book an appointment
  • looking for health advice through a service like NHS 111 online
  • using an online symptom checker to find out what to do
  • having a video consultation with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional

A new health problem means:

  • symptoms or a problem you have not discussed with a healthcare professional before, or
  • symptoms of an ongoing condition which have become worse to the point where you feel you need to consult a healthcare professional.

At the moment, our research does not include routine things like repeat prescriptions or regular check-ups.

To apply to take part in the research, you’ll need to meet the criteria above, and be available to speak with us for one hour between 24 March and 1 April. (If selected, we’ll offer you a choice of time slots to choose from).

What the research involves

The research will consist of an interview lasting up to 1 hour, conducted over a video call using Google Meet, Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

After the interview, we’ll pay each participant £30, sent by bank transfer, as a thank you for your time.

How to take part

If you think you can help us, please fill in this short form, it should take 5 to 15 minutes.

If we are able to include you in the research, we’ll contact you