This one’s for all you clinicians, nurses, doctors and medical experts out there. I know some of you read this. You could earn money for answering surveys based on your experience as a clinician or health care expert.
Make your mark on market research by taking Sermo’s paid medical surveys for physicians.
Who are Sermo?
Physicians, join Sermo to swap insights and get paid for your medical knowledge.
Engaging with more than 1.3 million HCPs across 150 countries, Sermo offer a unique physician-only online community that helps members to improve patient care, earn additional income and discuss medical topics with other verified doctors.
How does the Sermo survey platform work?
Sign up today to join Sermo, share your experiences and you could be earning money:
- Sermo members earned $20 million+ last year!
- Discuss trending medical news, clinical experiences and more with physicians in 150+ countries and 90+ specialties
- Improve outcomes by searching the world’s largest database of physician drug ratings with 1.1 million+ reviews
- Build your reputation as a thought leader among your peers
What’s not to like? Please pass this to any colleagues you think may be interested.
I’d love to hear from anyone who has used this platform. How much did you earn? Does it work? How do you think it helps improve patient care?
Why isn’t there a patient’s sharing platform too?
What’s missing here is that information gap, between clinician and patient. Should we also be collecting the experiences of patients?
I feel slightly uncomfortable hearing clinicians can early money sharing like this, yet certainly in the UK where I live, patients are left with long waiting lists, struggling to get seen and often not finding answers for years.
There are a number of conditions where we need to do better for patients
- Primodos – a hormonal pregnancy test, withdrawn from the market in the 1978, which is thought to be associated with birth defects and miscarriages. The manufacturer, Schering, now part of Bayer, has always denied a link between the drug and deformities in babies.
- Sodium valproate – an epilepsy drug which, while effective for preventing seizures, can be harmful if taken during pregnancy, causing physical abnormalities to the baby in the womb as well as developmental delay and autism in children whose mothers took it.
- Pelvic mesh implants – used as a surgical option to treat prolapse and incontinence, some women say they have been left with internal damage and agonising chronic pain “like razors inside the body”. In the last few years, the procedure has only been offered on the NHS under exceptional circumstances and high vigilance.
- Topical Steroid Withdrawal – creams prescribed to heal eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions cause addition, red skin syndrome and debilitating breakdown of the bodies whole skin organ when TS no longer work and patients are left unable to work, in excruciating pain and little or now support. No diagnosis and years of struggling to heal alone.
Clinicians need to start listening to patients and recognising, acknowledging and diagnosing these issues sooner to avoid so many going through preventable prolonged suffering.
Please read the ‘Do no harm’ review
Baroness Cumberledge undertook the ‘Do no harm’ review which concluded:
- Calling for an apology to families,
- That a patient safety commissioner is appointed to be their port of call,
- A redress agency for those harmed,
- As well as specialist centres.
- A central database to be created by collecting key details including the patient, the implanted device, and the surgeon etc.
- Wales already has two specialist mesh removal centres in Cardiff and Swansea – set up in 2018 after interim recommendations – and £1m-a-year funding for a Women’s Health Implementation Group, which has created a network of clinicians across Wales to help women with these conditions.
Not many of Baroness Cumberledge’s recommendations have yet been actioned so hopefully Sermo’s research can help to speed this along. For a link to the report and to read the paralells with topical steroid withdrawal, read ‘Topical Steroids Harm us not heal us’.
Patients can report adverse reactions
You should report any adverse reactions to drugs and treatments using the Yellow Card Scheme in the UK.
For advice on how to best report Topical Steroid Withdrawal in your country, read Reporting TSW on the Yellow Card Scheme.
Whilst you can’t currently earn money from sharing your experiences, you should share problems because if we don’t, how can the MHRA know what’s going on?
Have you reported any medication?