New Project Funding: Researching Patient ‘Open Consent’
WHFS achieved funding to explore Patient Open Consent in July 2014 from Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (THCCG).
This is where patents consent before they need referral to different health agencies in order to speed up the referral processes and therefore access by patients to the support they need. WHFS has been commissioned to work creatively with patients and health professionals (particularly GPs) to capture their experience of, and attitude to, Patient Open Consent.
Over a period of 6 months, WHFS aims to gather information on people’s understanding of, and attitudes to the area, exploring what it means to different local people, what barriers there are to participating and what type of solutions may address these barriers.
Please click here for further information on this project.