Fiona Stevenson and Bob Gann join Dipex as trustees

The Dipex Charity welcomes Bob Gann and Fiona Stevenson to the board of trustees. Both were voted in at the charity’s AGM in December.  “We’re really pleased to welcome Bob and Fiona as new Trustee to Dipex.” said Chair of Trustees, Professor Sean Hilton.  “Their expertise, commitment and enthusiasm will be invaluable during the next … Read more

Join our trustee board

We’re looking for professional and enthusiastic volunteers to join our board of trustees. Dipex is a small charity that helps millions of people each year, mainly through our website healthtalk.org (which received 7million+ visits in 2018). Since 2001, healthtalk.org has done this by sharing real people’s health stories – collected by Oxford University researchers – … Read more

Health service improvement using patient videos.

health service improvement in intensive care

Research out today shows that healthtalk.org videos are effective tools for health service improvement in intensive care units (ICUs). The study by Darbyshire and Hinton talks about how our patient stories inspired ICU staff to make changes that reduced noise levels. The problem with noise and intensive care. Noise levels in ICUs are often far … Read more

Medical education; better results with patient stories.

Using patient videos in medical education

Research by Snow et al came out today that looks at how patient stories can improve medical education. It shows that students can get better grades in their clinical skills exams when they have seen patients share their experiences. The study compares two groups of students who took an online course about the colposcopy, a … Read more

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