The EPIC Participant Advisory Panel meeting was held at the Assembly House, Norwich.
Members of the Panel were welcomed and shown the latest Eastern Diabetes Research Network (DRN) Newsletter. The glossy newsletter had an article and photographs covering the scoping meeting of the EPIC Participant Panel meeting (March 2010).
Following feedback from Members it was agreed that the Panel will be known as the EPIC Participant Advisory Panel (EPAP).
HLEQ Questionnaire – Panel members were thanked for responding to this review. Many suggestions were received and the feedback will be used for future planning.
Panel membership was discussed and it was agreed to raise this again at the AGM and to ensure that there was a “bank” of participants who may be interested in becoming Panel members as vacancies arise in the future.
The EPIC Website Committee requested feedback on the layout and content of the EPIC-Norfolk Website. A ‘live’ projected website view was used throughout this session to navigate the various pages of the website. All opinions and suggestions made relating to the website will be discussed at the next EPIC website meeting and decisions fed back to Panel members at a later date.
Opinions were sought on the format, content and frequency of the EPIC Newsletter. A format of two sides of A4 paper was suggested – with size and fonts recommended by the RNIB. The length of each newsletter would vary depending on content.