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Citizens' Panel

A Citizens’ Panel is a large, demographically representative group of citizens which helps to assess public preferences and opinions.

The Our Voice Citizens’ Panel is one example of how people across Scotland are getting involved in shaping and improving health and social care policy and services. Members have been recruited to ensure the panel is representative of the population of Scotland. They share their opinions using self-complete surveys. The Panel is administered by the Scottish Health Council.

The first Citizens’ Panel survey explored public perceptions on three topical health and social care issues: use of medicines, social care and support and oral healthcare.

The second Citizens' Panel survey asked for members' views on loneliness in Scotland and shared decision-making with health and social care professionals. Findings from the survey are being used by the Chief Medical Office to support its ongoing work on realistic medicine. The results are also useful to a range of voluntary organisations, contributing a valuable public perspective to the debates (and national strategy) around loneliness and isolation.

The third Citizens’ Panel survey asked questions about digital technologies for healthcare improvement, using and sharing personal health and social care information and access to healthcare professionals other than doctors. Findings from the Panel survey have contributed to the Scottish Government's Digital Health and Care Strategy.

The fourth Citizens' Panel survey asked questions about people's knowledge about HIV, their attitudes to mental health and wellbeing and how to make communication between health and care services and those that use them more inclusive.

We work with a range of organisations to develop questions for the Panel and will report on how they use the findings from the Panel to inform their work.

A Citizens’ Panel is a large, demographically representative group of citizens which helps to assess public preferences and opinions.

The Our Voice Citizens’ Panel is one example of how people across Scotland are getting involved in shaping and improving health and social care policy and services. Members have been recruited to ensure the panel is representative of the population of Scotland. They share their opinions using self-complete surveys. The Panel is administered by the Scottish Health Council.

The first Citizens’ Panel survey explored public perceptions on three topical health and social care issues: use of medicines, social care and support and oral healthcare.

The second Citizens' Panel survey asked for members' views on loneliness in Scotland and shared decision-making with health and social care professionals. Findings from the survey are being used by the Chief Medical Office to support its ongoing work on realistic medicine. The results are also useful to a range of voluntary organisations, contributing a valuable public perspective to the debates (and national strategy) around loneliness and isolation.

The third Citizens’ Panel survey asked questions about digital technologies for healthcare improvement, using and sharing personal health and social care information and access to healthcare professionals other than doctors. Findings from the Panel survey have contributed to the Scottish Government's Digital Health and Care Strategy.

The fourth Citizens' Panel survey asked questions about people's knowledge about HIV, their attitudes to mental health and wellbeing and how to make communication between health and care services and those that use them more inclusive.

We work with a range of organisations to develop questions for the Panel and will report on how they use the findings from the Panel to inform their work.

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    We want to know how you are using the findings from the fourth Citizens' Panel survey to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on HIV literacy, attitudes to mental health and wellbeing and inclusive communications in health and social care.

    We want to know how you are using the findings from the fourth Citizens' Panel survey to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on HIV literacy, attitudes to mental health and wellbeing and inclusive communications in health and social care.

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    We want to know how you are using the findings from the third Citizens' Panel survey to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on digital technologies for healthcare improvement, using and sharing personal health and social care information and access to healthcare professionals other than doctors.

    We want to know how you are using the findings from the third Citizens' Panel survey to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on digital technologies for healthcare improvement, using and sharing personal health and social care information and access to healthcare professionals other than doctors.

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    We want to know how you are using the findings from the second Our Voice Citizens' Panel survey on health and social care to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on people's relationships with health and social care professionals, shared decision making, how loneliness affects people in Scotland, and how well services are working locally.

    We want to know how you are using the findings from the second Our Voice Citizens' Panel survey on health and social care to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on people's relationships with health and social care professionals, shared decision making, how loneliness affects people in Scotland, and how well services are working locally.

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    We want to know how you are using the findings from the first Our Voice Citizens' Panel survey on health and social care to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on the use of medicines, social care and support and oral healthcare.

    We want to know how you are using the findings from the first Our Voice Citizens' Panel survey on health and social care to inform your work. Please let us know the different ways in which you are using findings from our questions on the use of medicines, social care and support and oral healthcare.

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    To help us plan for future Panel surveys, what areas of health and social care support would you welcome questions about? Please tell us your ideas! 

    To help us plan for future Panel surveys, what areas of health and social care support would you welcome questions about? Please tell us your ideas! 

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