Role of a Sounding Board Reviewer
Your role as a Sounding Board Reviewer will be to determine if a resource is effective, relevant and meets the needs of end-users. You will be providing a health information professional’s perspective, using your experience and expertise.
As a Sounding Board Reviewer you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current member of the Patient Information Forum.
- Have at least three years direct experience of producing or providing health information for patients and the public or have significant expertise in a related area.
- Commit to completing the work by the given deadline (negotiable on each individual piece of work).
- Agree to take part by the method stipulated (see below).
- Be constructive and solutions-focused in reviewing and providing feedback.
- Remove yourself from any work where there is a conflict of interest, vested interest or formal links to the client organisation.
- Keep all information about the client and product/service/activity confidential.
Sounding Board Reviewers undertake a review of the resource and complete a standard feedback form, including any specific feedback requested by the client. This form is returned to PIF. Responses from all Sounding Board Reviewers involved are then collated (anonymously) and sent to the client. We expect feedback will be provided to the client within a period of 20 working days.