Welcome. Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
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Rachel Miller was for 26 years a GP principal and trainer in a group practice in London. After taking early retirement she obtained an MSc in Health Planning and Financing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Since 1992 she has been involved in qualitative research for the King's Fund in London and the Judge Institute for Management Studies in Cambridge.
Senior Research Fellow, is a medical sociologist. She has worked in health research in academic and NHS sectors for over 13 years. She obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Surrey in 1998.
Acknowledgements and thanks
To all those who took part in interviews. We would also like to thank the following for their help at our fundraising event; Professor Tipu Aziz, Mari Carpenter, Hilary Elliott (carer), Nigel Hamway, Tom Isaacs, Oxford Playhouse, Michael Palin, Parktown Strutters, Libby Purves, Jon Snow, Julie Taylor (carer), John Thirwell and Barbara Thompson.
Professor Tipu Aziz
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Nuffield Hospital, Oxford.
Patient Representative, Oxford Parkinson's Disease Support Group.
Dr Richard Greenhall
Honorary Consultant Neurologist.
Dr Ann McPherson
Medical Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Researcher and retired GP.
Young Onset Representative, Bristol Parkinsons' Disease Young Onset Support Group.
Parkinson's Disease Nurse, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
NHS Service Delivery and Organisation Research and Development Programme