The recent PROMs conference showed us how Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) really are helping to enhance and redefine patient experience & care across the UK and Ireland. Angela Rylands, Consultant at pH Associates shares the highlights from attending the UK PROMs conference at University of Oxford.
It was a real pleasure to attend the second annual UK and Ireland PROMs conference in Oxford, on 8th June 2017. The one-day conference, held at St Anne's College was attended by 147 delegates and the day included a mixture of plenary sessions, oral presentations and posters aiming to describe advances in PROMs across the UK and Ireland.
The conference commenced with a very interesting collection of oral presentations across three parallel sessions. Talks included a range of PROMs topics, such as descriptions of the use of PROMs in different patient groups; technical discussions around how to ensure the use and application of the most robust PROMs; reports around how best to collect and use qualitative data and others. The afternoon offered two excellent talks by the plenary speakers Professors Galina Velikova and Jose Maria Valderas. All the presentations are helpfully posted online.