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Focus groups

For some patients, or for topics that are particularly complex, we use focus groups as a means of gathering feedback.

For this we design and organise a focus group of typically around 8-12 people with a skilled Patient Perspective facilitator working alongside or on behalf of your organisation.

Focus groups are particularly beneficial in enabling a structured, in depth discussion of issues of importance.

We also use focus groups to help develop questionnaires in new topic areas.

The focus groups we ran for the Scottish Government on what was important to patients about their healthcare experience have been published. To download the report click here:

Scottish Government Building on the Experience of Patients