CYPHP researcher colleagues from King’s College London spent a fun filled day meeting and engaging with families at the Goodrich Community Primary School Winter Fair.
The team were interested in talking with families about the value of doing research that supports the implementation of clinical services, and that shows how well services are making changes to improve care for families. As part of any study, an important piece of information is to hear from families themselves. As such, we asked families how research could better involve members of the public, therefore making sure that their voices are integral to recommendations produced by research findings.
The day was really enjoyable, with around 50 people providing valuable insights through interactive games and conversations. Children and young people, were particularly interested in the visual voting game, where they used dried pasta to show what are the most important elements when receiving ‘quality care.’ Many parents also agreed about the importance of doing research on clinical services, and gave us good suggestions on how to get in touch with more families.
The information collected from this event will be valuable in shaping the design of project resources, recruitment strategies, and engagement plans. We will also share the outcome of the voting game, which highlighted families’ preferences when receiving quality healthcare – specifically for healthcare to be more accessible and equitable.
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