The impact of education level on health information preferences

In 2018, the PM Society’s Patient Engagement Interest Group created a survey designed to assess the health information needs of patients, caregivers, relatives and friends. The results of this survey are published in a series of patient factsheets. In this third factsheet in the series, we compare how health information preferences di­ffer based on the … Continued

What do patients look for in health information?

In 2018, the PM Society’s Patient Engagement Interest Group created a survey designed to assess the health information needs of patients, caregivers, relatives and friends. The results of this survey are published in a series of patient factsheets. This second factsheet in the series focuses on what patients look for in health information, where they … Continued

Perceptions of barriers to healthcare information for patients

In 2018, the PM Society’s Patient Engagement Interest Group surveyed doctors across both primary and secondary care on patient information. This factsheet series looks at how doctors use patient information in practice, what sources they use most, the perceived impact on patients and the barriers to patients accessing good quality information. Below, the third factsheet … Continued

How doctors use health information in and before a consultation

In 2018, the PM Society’s Patient Engagement Interest Group surveyed doctors across both primary and secondary care on patient information. This factsheet series looks at how doctors use patient information in practice, what sources they use most, the perceived impact on patients and the barriers to patients accessing good quality information. Below, the first factsheet … Continued

How doctors use health information in and after a consultation

In 2018, the PM Society’s Patient Engagement Interest Group surveyed doctors across both primary and secondary care on patient information. This factsheet series looks at how doctors use patient information in practice, what sources they use most, the perceived impact on patients and the barriers to patients accessing good quality information. Below, the first factsheet … Continued

Practical Steps to move beyond the talk

In January 2018, the PM Society hosted an event: Patient engagement – a real-world snapshot, beyond the talk, which will focus on some of the real-world examples of patient engagement in action. The aim of the event was to offer attendees practical ways to engage with patients and overcome some of the barriers related to … Continued

Patient Engagement 2017 Survey Results

The Patient engagement Interest Group ran a survey in 2017 entitled “Is patient engagement happening in pharma today?” View snapshot results PEIG 2017 Survey Snapshot results View full report PEIG 2017 Survey full report

Empowered patients improve outcomes

Non-adherence to medication is not a new global healthcare concern but with more people living with long-term conditions the problem is increasing. A difficult problem to solve, this multifaceted phenomenon can have a variety of negative effects for society and for the individuals involved. So why is non-adherence happening, what makes a person not take … Continued