e-Participation Toolkit: using online technology to involve patients, carers and communities

e-Participation ToolkitThe e-Participation ToolkitPDF document provides examples of how online technology is being used to involve people both in their own care and when designing and delivering local health and care services. A companion to our Participation Toolkit, which describes how people can be involved through activities in the real world, this Toolkit is designed to complement rather than replace more traditional methods of engaging.

The toolkit discusses the benefits and challenges of e-participation and describes how blogs and microblogs, social networking, digital apps, wikis, multimedia sites, online forums, third-party feedback sites and bespoke e-participation websites can be used for two-way dialogue with patients, carers and communities.

Have you got other examples to share? Please get in touch and share your experiences and learning with us.

March 2014