Traverse delivered a multi-strand public and stakeholder dialogue and engagement programme to gauge opinion on the introduction of new IVF-based techniques for the avoidance of mitochondrial disease.
Traverse (formerly OPM Group) were asked by Innovate UK and Sciencewise to design and run public dialogue exploring the concept of stratified medicine with members of the public. The aim was to identify how stratified medicine can best contribute to healthcare and to understand how people feel about it. We ran six reconvened workshops with a cross-section of the public, some with a specific focus on patients and medical students. We worked hard to ensure that everyone present was listened to equally and carefully. Quality analysis and reporting ensured that the opinions and ideas of all who attended, including groups that are often overlooked, were properly represented.