Join the e-panel

All members of the community can have their say on key issues affecting Impotence Help as a participant of our e-panel, by answering our surveys.

These surveys cover a wide range of service issues. They are short and sharp, varied and interesting – covering a variety of topics from changes you would like to see made to the service to providing feedback on campaign concepts.

Registration is simple and takes about five minutes and that’s the truth! Just answer a few questions about yourself, hit submit and you’re on the e-panel. A confirmation email will be sent, including details on how to opt out of the panel at a later date too.

E-panel registration

Registration is simple and takes about five minutes; answer a few questions about yourself, hit submit and you're on the e-panel. A confirmation e-mail will be sent, including details on how to opt out of the panel at a later date.
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FAQs

What is the E-panel?

The E-panel is a community of people who would like to help shape the future development of Impotence Help’ services. E-panel members take part in online surveys to tell us about the kind of local services they need and want.

Why does the E-panel exist?

The E-panel is an efficient method of gathering the views of residents and visitors to help inform decisions we make and services we provide.

Who can be involved?

Anyone who is over 16 years old who lives in, works in, or visits London.

How do I join?

Joining the E-panel couldn’t be easier. Simply complete the registration form and then you will then receive an email to confirm you have registered. That’s it!

What will I be expected to do?

We will ask you to take part in online surveys with questions relating to Impotence Help and its partner organisations, which include other local NHS services. Surveys may cover a range of topics; such as improvements you would like to see made to the service, to providing feedback on campaign concepts.

How will I know that a survey is taking place?

We will send you an email each time to let you know.

How will my answers be used?

The results of these surveys will be used by Impotence Help and its partners. Depending on the questions asked, the results may help improve the services you receive, or help identify priorities to improve local quality of life.

What if I don’t want to answer a survey?

There is no obligation to complete any survey, but if you don’t respond to three consecutive surveys, we will assume you no longer wish to take part and your details will be removed from the E-panel.

What if I decide that I don’t want to be on the E-panel anymore?

If, at any time you decide that you feel that the E-panel is not for you, you can simply email AMed.SexualHealthMK@nhs.net to have your details removed from the list.

How else can I get involved?

Sexual Health (impotence) run consultations, which take many forms. Keep an eye on our site for upcoming consultations, with details of how you can get involved.

What happens to my details?

All information will be stored on a secure database. The information you provide us with will be used by Impotence Help, or its partners, strictly for research and consultation and will not be used for any other purpose. You will not receive any junk mail and your personal identity and views will remain anonymous too.

To put your mind at rest, you’ll be pleased to know that Impotence Help adheres to the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct and the Data Protection Act.

Why do I need to provide personal information to join the E-panel?

We need to gather personal information to help us understand who is responding to our consultation exercises and ensure we can identify any differences in opinion between different groups. In the past, we have often identified differences between younger and older people, males and females and, parents and non-parents. In future, we wish to be able to expand this type of analysis and be able identify if any differences exist between other groups too, and your personal details help us to do this.

What is this information used for?

As mentioned above, the questions are used to help us look for similarities and/or differences between the different groups, which exist in London. By gathering such information we can get the best possible understanding of residents’ priorities. This will then help us provide services to the highest possible standard and help us to discover if there are any significant gaps in satisfaction with services linked to sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability or any other aspect, and work towards overcoming them.

This kind of monitoring is also a way of checking whether unfair discrimination is taking place, in order to protect people from it. If we have a better understanding of the make-up of our residents it assists us in analysing areas of policy or their application, that may be presenting difficulties for people, particularly those from under-represented groups. We appreciate that everyone is different, and has different needs too.

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