Raredisease survey from RaredieaseUK (Wales - Scotland)

Please help our campaign to improve services for people living with rare diseases in Scotland and Wales.

Dear RDUK member,

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In order to help understand the experiences of people living with a rare disease in Scotland and Wales, we are undertaking two surveys which will help inform two landmark reports which we will be launching on Rare Disease Day 2013. These reports will help us to build and strengthen our campaign to improve NHS services, information and support to people living with rare diseases in Scotland and Wales.

You may have read the report we launched in 2010 ‘Experiences of Rare Diseases: An insight from patients and families’. These new Scotland and Wales reports will build on this evidence and provide us with powerful new information in the context of the separate health services in Scotland and Wales.

We are looking for patients or their carers/family to complete the survey which looks at experiences trying to obtain a diagnosis, coordination and access to services, access to information and involvement in research.

If you live in Scotland, please follow the link to visit the Scottish survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scotland_experiences

If you live in Wales, please follow the link to visit the Wales survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wales_experiences

We want as many people living in Scotland and Wales to complete the surveys as possible so please can you encourage your members or contacts living in these countries to participate.

The closing date is Friday 16th November.

Paper copies of the survey are available on request. To request paper copies, or if you have any problems/questions, please contact Stephen Nutt -
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Thanks, as always, for your help!

Best wishes, Stephen Nutt Executive Officer

RDUK Secretariat Rare Disease UK Unit 4D, Leroy House 436 Essex Road N1 3QP UK.