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Addenbrooke’s Reader Panel

The Reader Panel consists of about 35 volunteers with no medical knowledge who review adult patient information leaflets from a non-clinical perspective. The members aim to ensure that the information is suitably pitched, has an appropriate tone and can be understood by people from a variety of backgrounds.

There are approximately 10 new leaflets per month and each one is emailed to a random selection of four panel members to review at home. Members email their comments to the Trust Documents Team within seven days. The time commitment is about 2-3 hours a month.

Although Reader Panel members undertake their reviews independently at home we do aim to get all the Panel together at least once a year to meet each other and exchange ideas.

We would love to hear from anyone, regardless of experience or educational level, who would be interested in being a part of this service. We are keen to have a range of members from varying backgrounds to gather different viewpoints.

Get involved

If you are interested or would like more information please contact the Trust Documents Team on patientinfomation@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or 01223 274685