Fife People’s Panel is a group of people who have volunteered to help improve Fife by giving their opinions and observations on a variety of public issues.
Launched in June 2006, the Panel is organised by Fife Partnership – which combines Fife Council, NHS Fife, Police, Fire Service and the voluntary sector.
Gathering information can be expensive and time-consuming – but it is essential if organisations want to improve their services.
By using the Panel, Fife Partnership prevents duplication of effort across the organisations.
Co-ordinated consultation exercises using the Panel are cost-effective – partly because they result in a higher than normal response rate.
Panel members receive questionnaires (either online or by post) around four times a year, and may also be invited to participate in telephone surveys, focus groups, or other consultation projects.
While it is necessary to register your details to become a member of the panel, questionnaires can be submitted anonymously if that would allow you to express your views more freely.
There’s no payment for being a member, but travel expenses are paid to members attending focus groups or forums.
Members usually stay on the panel for two or three years, but can opt out at any time.
If you would like to find out more information about Fife People’s Panel, or request a registration pack by post, please email Peoples.Panel@fife.gov.uk. Or you can simply apply below to become a member.