Here's everything we've changed based on your survey feedback

You said

 

It's time consuming to flick between all the different documents we send when we ask for comments.

We did

 

Created a new template that includes all the information you need in a single document.


You said

 

It's difficult to know what to comment on.

We did

 

Provide you with more targeted questions but still ask for other insights.


You said

 

MailChimp attachments don't open on iOS devices.

We did

 

Stopped sending attachments and tested the new email template using iOS.


You said

 

It isn't clear what we expect from your comments.

We did

 

Created a guide to commenting. This includes a range of real life examples of helpful comments.


You said

 

Commenting on draft recommendations is very time consuming.

We did

 

Only email the recommendations our moderators think are most relevant to primary care. We'll include a link to the full recommendations for those who'd like them.


You said

 

It would help to have notice of when requests for comments will be received.

We did

 

For comments on draft recommendations, we'll tell you in advance the name of the topic and the date the request will be sent. Unfortunately we can't give notice of requests for comments at pre-scoping stage.


You said

 

You're more likely to comment on topics you have a specific interest in.

We did

 

Twice a year we'll send you a list of topics likely to be commissioned in the next 6 months.


You said

 

Most members had heard about the panel through our website.

We did

 

Add information such as question examples and the guide to commenting to the GP reference panel page.


You said

 

It would be helpful if work on the panel was recognised as part of revalidation.

We did

 

Thank you letters will be sent out each September. These will list the topics you've commented on and outlines your role as a panel member. You can use these as evidence for your revalidation.


You said

 

Some guidelines are out of date with current practice in primary care. This could put potential members off joining the panel.

We did

 

Asked all current panel member for suggestions of out of date guidelines. This will help us prioritise which guidelines to update.