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  • Would you like to know more about how technology like mobile phones and smart watches are reshaping health care?
  • Ever wondered who decides how your health information is used?
  • Are you curious to know more about how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used in your medical care?

Precision Health Initiative and Cambridge Public Health are working together to explore how health technology and information can be used to improve health care. Join us at a special workshop where your opinions and concerns can directly influence the future of health technology research.

Participants will be offered £100 for their involvement in the discussions. We will also cover travel expenses and provide lunch and refreshments during the event.

Background information

Technology and the information it generates are transforming how the NHS provides and delivers health care services. From smart watches which count our heart rate to the NHS App on our phones, our health information is increasingly seen and used by a range of private and public organisations. As researchers, we are deeply interested in how health technology and information can help us to identify and understand diseases, tailor treatments to meet individual needs and monitor how well these treatments work.

However, it is vital that the development and introduction of new health and care technologies are designed and guided by the wishes and concerns of the public.

We want to meet and hear the views of patients and members of the public on these important issues. You don’t need any special expertise or knowledge to be involved – just your honest thoughts and views. All opinions are valued, and all will be treated confidentially.

Workshop details

Date: Thursday 6 June 2024 from 10:00am to 2:15pm
Venue: West Hub, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0US

Format: Small group discussion in an informal setting alongside other members of the public and guided by a researcher and facilitator. Please note that the discussions will be recorded only for purpose of making notes and then deleted. Any specific quotes may be used anonymously; we will never mention you by name.

How to join

If you’re interested in joining the workshop, please email Tom Bashford at

We are also seeking a small group of people to help guide us as our research develops, making sure that the topics we focus on are those which are the most important and most likely to be accepted. If you’re interested, please let us know in the workshop.

Thursday, 6 June, 2024 - 10:00 to 14:15
Event location: 
West Hub, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0US