Understanding the Acceptability of the Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme

Understanding the Acceptability of the Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme

Have you borrowed a Reading Well self-help book? If so, it would be great to speak with you about it.

Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR), at the University of Exeter, are working with the Reading Agency and Library Authorities across England to conduct a study to understand the acceptability of the “Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme”. The “Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme” is a list of self-help books, provided by libraries, to help people understand and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. 

You can find the full list of books by following this link (.pdf).

We would like to explore the acceptability of the scheme.  For example, what people liked and disliked about the scheme, the self-help book borrowed, how people used the book, whether people feel there are any benefits to the community of providing such a scheme through libraries and how we might be able to improve the scheme in the future.

In order to understand the acceptability of the scheme we are carrying out two studies:

  • A short anonymous questionnaire – either by post, telephone or online. If you would like to fill in the questionnaire online please follow this link: https://survey.ex.ac.uk/readingwellsurvey
  • Interviews over the telephone about people’s experience of using the self-help title

What do I do if I want to find out more?

You can contact one of our researchers based in Exeter, Dr Joanne Woodford on 01392 725 780 or send an email to J.Woodford@exeter.ac.uk.

Patient Information Leaflet

You can download the full patient information leaflet by following this link (.pdf).

Study Team

  • Principal Investigator: Professor Paul Farrand
  • Co-Investigator: Dr Joanne Woodford
  • Co-Investigator: Dr Mike Leyshon
  • Co-Investigator: Professor Catherine Leyshon
  • Researcher: Dr Manpreet Dhuffar