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What is HealthWise Wales?

HealthWise Wales is your unique opportunity to be part of shaping the health and wellbeing of future generations in Wales, and help the NHS in Wales to plan for the future. For more information, watch this short film or read more here.

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Can you help shape Wales health future?

What does it involve?

  1. Register online or by phone to say that you are willing to take part in research. This takes no more than 10 minutes.
  2. Complete short questionnaires every 6 months, so that we get an ongoing picture of your lifestyle and health.
  3. We'll let you know when there are new studies to join; you choose whether to take part or not.

Research is vital to develop better treatments and manage diseases

  • Wales faces many health challenges.
  • People are living longer, but one in three adults say that their daily activities are limited by a health problem and one in two people over 65 are being treated for two or more health conditions.
  • There are many studies taking place to address these issues, but researchers find it difficult to recruit enough people.

Tell us how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting you

We hope you are all keeping safe at this critical time with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, as it continues to impact our everyday lives as never before.

HealthWise Wales is supporting a project led by researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan and Cardiff University to find out about the experiences of people living in the UK during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The researchers are keen to hear what members of the public think, feel, and are doing during this time. As well as understanding the full impact this has had on people's daily lives they welcome your opinions on the government and health services response to the pandemic.

We appreciate these are unprecedented times, but we would like to invite you to contribute to this important online survey which is open to anyone aged 18 years and over who is currently living in the UK. Taking part in this study is completely voluntary. If you decide to take part, you will be asked to fill in an online questionnaire that takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

The researchers plan to repeat this survey again after three months and then complete a follow up survey in a year’s time to see how the situation has developed.

They will be carrying out a small number of informal interviews over the telephone to find out more about people’s experiences during this pandemic.

If you would like to volunteer for the repeat surveys or interviews, please provide your contact details at the end of the survey. Your details will not be used for any other purposes or be shared with any third parties.

The study is led by Dr Rhiannon Phillips, a health psychologist and health services researcher based at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Please click on this link to find out more and to access the survey: https://covid19attitudes.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/uk-public-experiences-of-the-coronavirus-covid19-pandemic-2

Please note that as this is an external study it is only available in English.

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