Feedback was provided to members in response to the Panel review of the EPIC-Norfolk website. All suggestions had been discussed by the EPIC website committee and a summary of the modifications made was provided at this meeting. Postcards have also been designed as a way of promoting the website as suggested by EPAP.
Feedback was also given to the Panel regarding their input and suggestions for the improvement of the EPIC Newsletter. Copies of the next newsletter were sent to Panel members in advance of this meeting and they were asked to bring their comments for discussion. Participants agreed that the newsletter had been greatly improved. This issue of the Newsletter would be used from the end of October 2010.
The EPIC public engagement stand and hands-on activities were demonstrated to the Panel. The next time these activities will be on display will be at the Forum in Norwich on 25 October 2010. These included: ‘The Great Gut Race’ and leader board, EPIC health check video, grip strength competition with stickers, colouring sheets and crayons, how do you maintain your memory sticker board, ‘Myth buster’ posters, tape measures and measurement recording sheets, EPIC freebies to take away- stress fruits and pencils, general EPIC poster, nutrition poster.
The feedback from those present was that the stand offered very good entertainment for all ages, with a serious message regarding health and fitness. It also provides feedback on the EPIC data via handouts of key findings, which would be good for participants and the general public who may visit the stand.
EPIC food diaries were given out to Panel members as they had requested input for future design. NJD explained that the questions themselves are validated and that revisions to the way in which the questions are asked may not be possible, but that any comments on layout would be noted.