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04 September 2006

What do you think of your doctor – a review of questionnaires for gathering patients’ feedback on their doctors

The need has never been greater for rigorous assessment of individual doctors’ performance against clearly defined standards. Many of the […]

11 May 2006

Education for partnership – developments in medical education

This study looked at the extent to which doctors are being trained to work in partnership with patients and explored gaps in both evidence and practice.

10 April 2006

Engaging patients in their healthcare – how is the UK doing relative to other countries

Engaging patients in their healthcare and encouraging people to take responsibility for protecting their health are seen as the best way to ensure the sustainability of health systems.

03 April 2006

What do patients and relatives see as key competencies for intensive care doctors

Doctors working in intensive care units have to deal with critical clinical problems that require high level technical skills and […]

06 March 2006

A review of professional codes and standards for doctors in the UK, USA and Canada

This paper examines professional codes of medical bodies which perform the de facto regulatory functions of certification or licensure in the UK, […]

11 January 2006

Information for people living with conditions that affect their appearance – Report 1

Picker undertook a research programme to investigate the information needs of patients with conditions that affect appearance. This report describes the findings of a qualitative study and review of previous research.

21 November 2005

How engaged are people in their health care – findings of a national telephone survey

A high-quality healthcare system is one that puts patients at the centre of the treatment process. Informed, active patients are […]

12 July 2005

Trends in patients’ experience of the NHS

This research identifies eight aspects of healthcare that patients consider most important: Fast access to reliable health advice; Effective treatment […]

04 July 2005

Patients’ experience of choosing where to undergo surgical treatment

London Patient Choice (LPC) offered patients facing a wait of more than eight months for elective surgery the option of […]

18 April 2005

Is the NHS getting better or worse – an in depth look at the views of nearly a million patients between 1998 and 2004

Since 1998 Picker has been involved in running the national patient survey programme for the NHS in England, developing the […]


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