Virtual Views

Through the national Health System Transformation team the Partnership has secured funding to develop a system-wide Citizens’ Panel.

A Citizens’ Panel is a demographically representative, consultative body of local residents and is usually an online panel. This is an exciting opportunity for us to broaden the scope of engagement across our 1.2 million people through regular surveys which will help us “test” our thinking and provide robust statisitical insight to inform the work we are undertaking.

We aim to establish a panel over a 1,200 residents and hope to launch at the end of 2019.

How it works

We have engaged Civica to recruit 1,500 members to our Virtual Views Panel.  From February 2020 Civica will be visiting areas to recruit members on a face to face basis, they will use a specific mapping tool to ensure that we have a panel of residents who are representative of our population, including people of varying age, gender, geographical area, ethnicity, socio-economic status, mental health conditions, physical health conditions and learning disabilities

The panel will be expected to;

  • Respond to between 10 and 12 surveys a year
  • Optional attendance at an online focus groups on an ad hoc basis
  • Be a member for no longer than 2 years (24 months)
  • Expect feedback reports on each of the surveys carried out

The first survey will go out to members in March