Three years ago, in partnership with RCPCH and BAPN we developed and launched infoKID.org.uk (external link), an online resource of information on kidney conditions in children and young people. Today, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has produced an evaluation report highlighting the impact it has had and suggestions for new developments.
According to the report, there are now around 8,500 visits to the site per month, and feedback from visitors was that the website easy to navigate (90%), the information is clearly organised (80%) and easy to understand (84%). In addition to this 90% of healthcare professionals who completed an evaluation survey told us they were signposting families to the infoKID website and 95% of these healthcare professionals believe infoKID is a useful resource for parents and carers of children and young people under their care.
“Excellent, reassuring resource. Definitely helped me as a parent sift through information. I felt less overwhelmed/isolated after knowing about this site. Thank you!!” (Parent/carer)
“Arguably one of the most useful developments in the last decade helping carers in the management of their children with kidney disease” (Healthcare professional)
Paul Bristow, Director of Marketing at the British Kidney Patient Association, adds: “We are delighted that infoKID has made such a good impression on both parents and health professionals alike. We know that timely access to good quality information is one of the main thing patients need and InfoKID is clearly delivering a real impact in this area.
Given that almost three quarters of people visited the site from mobile devices it is clear there is a great opportunity to develop this resource further so that even more people can access and use it. We look forward to working with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology to turn the findings of this evaluation into real tangible benefits for patents and young people with kidney conditions as this resource develops.”
If you would like to read the report in full you can download it here: Download infoKID evaluation report (PDF)