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Workshop - Designing Personalised Interventions

Most medical interventions are designed for the ‘average patient', which means they will be successful for some patients but not those who differ from the average in significant ways. Personalised medicine aims to tailor treatments to individuals based on factors such as genetics, precision diagnostics, lifestyle and environment. But what other factors are worth considering when personalising a treatment and how should we approach the task?


In this 90 minute hands-on workshop participants will learn how a focus on contextual factors can help design personalised interventions that balance the needs of the individual whilst still being applicable to the average patient.

Huge thanks go to Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School (OUCAGS) for helping with this workshop series and providing the venue in the academic centre in the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Who is it for?


This workshop is primarily applicable for anyone who works with or is building tools or platforms that will have a patient-facing interface, but also is an excellent case-study in user-research, design thinking and personalisation of tools and platforms.  If you deal with, design or build digital tools, platforms or data, you're sure to learn a lot from this session. 

This workshop is being run alongside TheHill pre-incubator program, a collaboration between DHOx, Oxford University Hospitals Trust and the Oxford Academic Health Science Network.  If you're interested in applying to future programs, this workshop will be of direct benefit to you.  Find out more at http://thehill.co.

Who is running it?

This workshop is being run by Emilie and James from London-based Ctrl Group, a team of designers, researchers, software developers and healthcare experts who work internationally with healthcare companies and providers who want to use new technology to improve people’s health.  They recently gave a fantastic talk at the joint DHOx / UX Oxford seminar on UX and Co-design in Healthcare (videos from this session are available on the DHOx Vimeo channel).  They've worked with amazing people people like Nesta (on the Dementia Citizens platform and app which you can watch in the UX and Co-design video), Open m-Health, the Dept of Health, and Cambridge Cognition.

How to find it?

The George Pickering Education Centre is on level 3 of the John Radcliffe Hospital

Finding the John Radcliffe: http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/hospitals/Jr/find-us/default.aspx 

Finding the George Pickering Education Centre: http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/education-centres/centres/documents/gp-how-to-find-us.pdf

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Sponsors & Partners

Many thanks as always to our sponsors, Global InitiativeWhite OctoberIsansys, and Oxford Computer Consultants.

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  • Richie H.

    Hi all, really looking forward to the workshop this evening, it's sure to be a brilliant one. We'll be kicking off at 5.30 and the doors to the GPEC automatically lock at 6pm so drop me a line if you're likely to be late so I can let you in. The workshop will be run in teams of 4 (perhaps 5 depending on number), and here will also be some snacks and drinks available as usual. Finally, I'll be aiming to take some pics for twitter / the DHOx website, and if you've any concerns, let me know at the start. See you all later! Richie

    December 1

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