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Reader's Panel

The Locala Reader’s Panel is made up of volunteers, colleague and community members’ who come together once a quarter to review all items of patient information.

Our Reader’s Panel consists of people from diverse backgrounds, with lots of different life experiences and they help us make sure patient information is:

  • Simple and easy to understand
  • Is free from mistakes
  • Is free from jargon and complicated medical descriptions
  • Is appealing and easy to read

Join us!

If you would like to join the Locala Reader’s Panel please email [email protected]

We understand that not everyone can take time out of their day to attend our Reader’s Panel meetings. But we would still love you to be involved! Lots of our members’ review patient information for us by email, instead of attending meetings. If you would like to do this, just let us know through the email address above.

If you haven’t yet signed up as a community member of Locala, you will need to do so first! Sign up as a member today, here!

Accessible Reader’s Panel

We also have an accessible reader’s panel, that brings together people with lived experience of sensory communication needs to help us to make patient information as accessible as possible for a range of different needs. If you would like to find out more about our Accessible Reader’s Panel or join us, please email [email protected]

Meeting Dates

Our Reader’s Panel meet once a quarter. We usually meet in person, but at the minute, we are meeting virtually using zoom!

Meeting Date
Tuesday 10th August 2021 – 5pm to 7pm
Thursday 7th October 2021 – 10am to 12pm
Friday 3rd December 2021 – 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 9th February 2022 – 5pm to 7pm

Meet the Reader's Panel

Grace Mullins

Grace is our Communications Officer at Locala, and she works closely with Locala’s clinical services to produce patient information. Grace Chairs our Reader’s Panel’s meetings.

Hollie Scargill

Hollie looks after all things membership at Locala, and often attends Reader’s Panel meetings to ensure members’ are getting the most out of attending meetings and feel supported whilst they do so!

Susan Davison

Sue is the Deputy Chair of the Locala Members’ Council and has been a regular face at Reader’s Panel for the last three years. Sue says: “I enjoy looking at leaflets and documents and trying to make sure that they are user friendly and devoid of abbreviations. It’s important that they are straightforward and easy to read. It’s really good that the panel consist of people from a diverse backgrounds to promote this and it’s good we can look at them from different angles and can give wide ranging feedback.”

A number of other colleagues, volunteers and community members attend our Reader’s Panel meetings too! They are a friendly and welcoming bunch and are looking forward to meeting you soon!