Focus group discussion – £25 high street voucher

Focus group discussion – £25 high street voucher

What?

A focus group discussion to hear the public’s views on the future of medicine

We would like you/your group to take part in a focus group discussion about recent advances in medicine, in particular the development of personalised medicine and tailoring treatments to the individual patient.

New types of technology, such as whole genome sequencing, means that all of our genetic information can now be read very quickly and we can now find out if we are susceptible to certain diseases, e.g. common cancers. In the future, this information may lead to personalised treatments based on our individual biology.

Who?

We want to hear what a wide range of people think about this – we are interested in hearing from groups or individuals of any ethnic background, any age, any health status.

You do NOT need any prior knowledge of medicine or genetics to take part!

Where?

We are hosting groups in locations around Oxford and London. If you think that your group would like to take part, we can come and visit you at a time and location of your choosing. If you are an individual, please get in touch to find out if there is a group convenient for you.

Is there a payment available?

Yes! We will compensate you with a £25 high street voucher for a discussion lasting no more than 90 minutes. You can also claim your travel expenses, too.

Contact?

Please contact Elizabeth Holdsworth (Research Fellow at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) on Elizabeth.holdsworth@lshtm.ac.uk or 020 7958 8347 for more information.