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.
If you are interested or would like more information please contact the Trust Documents Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 274685