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Patient review panel


The panel provides a patient and people perspective to research and improvement activity at the point it has generated learning and action plans.


Once projects are completed, the authors are invited to attend the review panel, where they can explain their findings and discuss their action plans with Side-by-Side Network members. The Side-by-Side group respond with written recommendations and a summary of the discussions during the panel. 


What's involved in being part of the patient review panel?

  • Reviewing project reports, noting questions and making suggestions for the author 

  • Attending an online panel for one hour at a date which suits you 

  • Providing feedback on the key points discussed at the panel  

  • Being part of panel where the topic meets your interests 


Patient involvement in review panel


A group of Side-by-Side members and a member of the Academy met to review an evaluation of the barriers and facilitators for clinicians talking to patients about weight management in podiatry and physiotherapy services.

The panel members reviewed the report in their own time preparing questions about the approach, how it had involved patients/people and the action plan. The panel then met online, where the author shared a summary of the project which was followed by discussion and further questions. This provided an opportunity for the author to reflect and take on suggestions about how to progress the project as well as how to involve patients in future changes. It also provided an opportunity for the Side-by-Side members to learn more about our services and the issues they face. A summary of the discussion and recommendations were captured during the panel meeting and shared with the author afterwards.  


After the panel, the project author commented that they had been inspired by the discussion with Side-by-Side members which led them to adjust their actions plans, including how to gain patient views on what information is useful and important when having weight management conversations in clinical practice. They also reflected on how to involve patients right from the start of the project. They reported that being part of the panel had challenged the project team to be more ambitious and more specific in their plans for improvement.   

I would also like to say how helpful I found the session in terms of generally developing my own QI and patient participation skills for future projects and not just this particular evaluation that I am reflecting on and hoping to take forward.

- Charlotte Gatehouse, Specialist Health Visitor for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health 


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