The Primary Healthcare Monitor is a cost-effective survey of health professionals in primary care settings which looks at their awareness of the voluntary sector and level of contact with charities.
We survey GPs and nurses, including practice nurses and district nurses in primary care, who are the gateway to many health and social services. This makes them a key group for medical and disability charities.
As disseminators of health and lifestyle advice they are perfectly placed to offer people up-to-date information provided by charities and refer them for specialist support. A health professional’s knowledge about a particular condition and attitude towards it can be a critical factor in a patient’s experience of healthcare. If they are unaware of the latest advances, their patients may not get the best support available.
By gathering information for a number of charities at the same time, we are able to reduce the costs for each participating organisation.
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We investigate the awareness of specific charities (spontaneous and prompted), level of contact from charities and how this has affected their views and their preferred methods of communication from charities. We also look at awareness of particular initiatives and campaigns and which charities they support personally, if any.
Participants are also asked how well equipped they feel to provide information to their patients on specific conditions, disabilities and illnesses chosen by charities taking part in the research.
Participating charities can also request additional questions specific to their requirements (for an additional cost).
The first survey of GPs took place in 2001, followed by surveys in 2003, 2005 and 2007. 2010 was the first year to include both GPs and nurses.
The sample size is 400 in total, comprising 200 GPs and 200 primary care nurses. As we access respondents via an online panel that has already agreed to take part in research, we can be assured of achieving this sample size.
If you are interested in this audience, we can also develop some bespoke research for you, such as sampling more GPs and nurses or other specialist health workers. See our bespoke research page for more details.
- £4,950 plus VAT
- £4,750 plus VAT for current nfpSynergy clients
- £3,950 for small charities (income under £10 million)
Additional questions specific to participating charities are charged at an additional cost, according to the type and complexity of the question, from around £175 plus VAT for a simple Yes/No question and up to £700 plus VAT for an open-ended question.
N.B Subscription costs are based on 8 or more charities signing up to the Monitor. If fewer charities wish to take part, it may still be possible to go ahead, but at an increased cost of participation for each charity.
For this you will receive a detailed report and any in-house presentations on the research that you require.
For more information about this research please contact us at email@example.com or call on 020 7426 8888.