Help us develop an app to guide patient choice in antipsychotic medicines

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Researchers at the University of Oxford are developing a smartphone app to support patient choice about antipsychotic medications and side effects. The app will ask patients to choose the side effects they would not want to experience, and in response will show preferred antipsychotics, as well as ones to avoid.

The app will be designed for use during a consultation with a psychiatrist. It will aim to support better conversations about treatment choice and adherence to medication.

We want to make sure the app is easy to use, and understand who might be interested in the app and what sort of support would be helpful.

We are looking for people with experience of taking antipsychotic medication to help inform the development of the app, by attending a focus group in Oxford.

During the group, we will invite participants to use the app and talk about their experiences. The focus group will last 75 minutes.

If you would like to be part of our focus group, or would like further information, please send an email to, or call us on 01865 613169, by Monday 25 June 2018.

In your email please tell us why you would like to be involved in the project and give an indication of your experience of antipsychotics.

Further information can be found here:


Participants will be offered reimbursement of travel expenses and a payment of £25 for their time.

Date required

Please reply by 25 June 2018. The date and time of the focus group will be agreed with participants after this date.


NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre


Leona Wolters
01865 613169,