Patient and public involvement needed for workshop on new diagnostic tests

We are looking for patients to take part in a one-day workshop: Maximising Value from New Diagnostic Tests.

New diagnostic tests have potential to transform care pathways, increase efficiency and improve outcomes, but their adoption is (at best) slow and patchy. Reasons for this are complex, including weak incentives, poor metrics to monitor change and a silo approach to organisation and management of resources.

This workshop will explore these issues using a combination of short talks and group work (discussing case studies). We will draw on translational health economics, design thinking and implementation science, as well as on the experience and wisdom of front-line clinicians, service managers and patients.

Participants will include commissioners, hospital finance and operational officers, clinical and laboratory professionals, and policymakers, as well as service users including patients.

The case studies will focus on cancer, heart health and sexually transmitted diseases so experience in one of these areas is preferable, although not essential.


You will be reimbursed for your time and travel expenses will be paid. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.

Date required

The workshop will take place on Thursday 16th May, 9 - 4.30, at the Ship Street Centre, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW.


Nuffield Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford


For more details about the workshop, email To express an interest or register, email stating which case study group you would like to participate in.