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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 or 01223 274685