The amended IPDAS criteria state that you should both plan and budget for how the information will be disseminated at the start of your project. Talk with target users about where they would look for this information, and consult those who may distribute or signpost to your information resource.
Map all potential dissemination routes at planning stage
Why is this important?
You may need to contact all distributors, and the organisations that maintain databases of information materials to ensure that it is removed from circulation...Draft Guide to the Production and Provision of Information about Health and Healthcare Interventions. (2003.) Section 8.. NHS Scotland.
Resources to support you
Public engagement: a practical guide
This is a practical guide on involving the public in working out how to communicate research findings.
Assessing the quality of information to support people in making decisions about their health and healthcare
Covers the benefits of good quality health information. Section 5.7 looks at methods of dissemination, and the importance of users receiving the right information at the right time.
Draft Guide to the Production and Provision of Information about Health and Healthcare Interventions
This guide discusses keeping information up to date, and a proposed process to follow when information is out of date (section 2). It includes a list of different routes patients and the public take to access health information (section 3). It contains a check list for clear communication (section 6). It discusses steps to consider when planning the review of your health information (section 8).
How have others done this?
Name of project: End of life – a guide for people with motor neurone disease, MND Association Date of publication: May 2014 Format of the health informationMore