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.
We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module.
Dr Damien Ridge
While initially studying medicine, Damien became interested in sociology and in-depth qualitative approaches to research. He has specific expertise in emotional & mental health. He has worked in Australia (Deakin University), Vietnam (UN) and in the UK.
We would like to thank MIND, Depression Alliance, SANE, Scottish Association of Mental Health, Peter Rose, Simon Bradstreet, Amelia Mustapha and all of the other GP's, health professionals and participants who helped us with this research.
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Dr Chris Manning
Dr David Jewell
GP, Harfield Health Centre
Dr David Taylor
Dr Joan Kirk
Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Dr John Powell
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Royal College of Nursing
Service User Research Enterprise, Institute of Psychiatry
Professor Anne Rogers
Sociology of Health Care/National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester
Professor Edzard Ernst
Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School
Professor John Geddes
Dept. Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Professor Tony Butterworth
NHS Trent Workforce Development Centre