DIPEx International is a new organisation that brings together organisations around the world who undertake and publish rigorous research into people’s experiences of major illness and health-related conditions.
DIPEx International’s mission is to promote the spread of such research throughout the world for the benefit of all those dealing with health issues, including not only patients and carers but also health and social care professionals, providers and educators. Online, accessible publication of the results of robust qualitative studies provides a unique perspective on the very different ways that people deal with health issues. They educate those facing similar health challenges and remove the oft-felt sense of isolation. Clinicians and health service providers have increasingly recognised the importance of putting patient experience at the heart of service design and commissioning.
If you’d like to know more about how to become a member of DIPEx International or how we might help you in setting up a DIPEx project in your country, please see our page on how to join.