Analysis of the best evidence for patient involvement in healthcare.
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Welcome to the Invest in Engagement website.
A comprehensive review of the best worldwide evidence, in English, of the outcomes of patient involvement in healthcare.
Note: evidence reviewed up to and including January 2010.
This site will help healthcare commissioners and providers in England to deliver higher quality, more efficient care and treatment, which:
- empowers patients with greater knowledge
- gives patients a better experience
- makes the best use of healthcare resources, and
- contributes to improved health behaviours and better health.
By analysing and making accessible 280 high quality research reviews, we answer the following questions:
- What can patient involvement achieve?
- What works, when and for whom?
- What proof is there of effectiveness?
- What return on investment can be expected?
- What are the Best Buys?
Resources for Patient Involvement
Alongside this evidence we offer context and resources for everyone with an interest in patient involvement.
This includes the policy context, regulation, the current situation, sources of help, and case study examples of engagement programmes being carried out now in England -- some illustrated with video.
To start using the site -- click here
Managed by National Voices from September 2012.
Originally funded by the Department of Health in England via Picker Institute Europe.
Conceived and developed by Dr Angela Coulter.
Researchers: Joan Walsh, Picker Institute Europe, Suzanne Parsons (formerly at Picker Institute Europe), and Anna Winterbottom, Bradford University.
Video clips by Pukka Films.
Project management and website creation: Don Redding, National Voices; Joan Walsh, Picker Institute Europe.
Site creation: Fabrik
The website was user tested before publication by members of the CHAIN PPI Network; and staff at NHS Gloucestershire.