Patient and stakeholder involvement in systematic reviews: Exploring the possibilities


Workshop session 2: Wednesday, 14:00-15:30

Workshop category: 

  • Consumer and patient involvement in syntheses


Date and Location


Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Noreen Orr
Ruth Garside
Jo Thompson Coon
Morwenna Rogers


Target audience

Target audience: 

Review authors

Level of difficulty: 



Objectives: To present examples of systematic reviews which have involved different consumers and patient groups (older people, young people, charities, clinicians) throughout the review and dissemination process; to illustrate a range of activities and approaches; and, to facilitate group work to explore possibilities to ensure meaningful activity for both reviewers and stakeholders.

Description: We will describe our experiences of working closely with consumers and patient groups to elicit relevant questions that they want to know the answer to, and then working with them throughout the process to eventual creation and communication of relevant messages. Participants will then have the opportunity to work through examples/scenarios to think about who should be involved and how. Participants can bring a review they are working on or we will provide examples for session. Challenges and benefits will be considered.

Workshop plan:
Introduction and Aims (5 mins)
Brief sharing of participant experience on user involvement (10 mins)
Presentation of examples from 3 different reviews (15 mins)
Feedback and discussion (10 mins)
Group work would they have scenarios/examples (45 mins)
Round up and discussion (15 mins)