“The best teaching is taught by the patient himself”

Sir William Osler
Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford (1905-1920)

DIPEx International is an association of expert researchers conducting qualitative research into people’s personal experiences of health and illness. On this website you will find information about the work we do, who are our international collaborators and the health conditions we have explored. You will find links to our member groups’ websites which contain written, audio and video clips of people talking about various health conditions. On these websites you will also find up-to-date information about the conditions, how they are treated and who to approach for support and information.

Our mission is to improve the understanding worldwide of personal health experiences for the benefit of our communities, researchers and the health sector, including healthcare professionals and policy makers. The potential uses of our work include:

  • Individual patient/carer information and support
  • Clinical education and professional development
  • Provider quality improvement
  • Patient-centred commissioning
  • Policy-making and guidelines

We rely on ethical external funding to support our work and are actively seeking new collaborators who meet our membership standards.