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How to help patients overcome the ‘Fear of Finding Out’: top tips for healthcare professionals

Dr Angel Chater shares her top tips for healthcare professionals on how they can support patients overcome their ‘Fear of Finding Out’.

Muir Gray at Health Collab meeting

Muir Gray: We need to tackle the ‘Fear of Finding Out’

Muir Gray share his opinion on what needs to be done to help tackle the problems facing the ageing population. He explains how ultimately, we all need to get to grips with the ‘Fear of Finding Out’. Read the full blog to find out more.

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The Fear Box

Watch this video to see Jeff Brazier and members of the public take on the ‘Fear Box’. The 'Fear Box' experiment shows that the fear of the unknown is often worse than the reality. Rather than worrying about health symptoms, it’s much better to get them checked out.

The Big Reveal

Episode Three: The Big Reveal

Watch this episode to see Live:Lab collaborator ‘Glitchers’ (the award-winning game designers) reveal the data capture tool the Live:Lab experts have co-created over the last few months. The ‘tool’ is an online quiz called ‘Crush Your FOFO’. It has been designed to collect anonymous open-data from UK adults, in order to help experts understand what lies behind the Fear of Finding Out. The quiz also raises awareness around the importance of getting worrying health symptoms checked out early.

In this episode you’ll meet a famous face, whose family has been deeply affected by the Fear of Finding Out and who is supporting the launch of the new quiz.

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What can be done to help save the NHS?

Live:Lab chair, Alan Milburn, shares his thoughts on the challenges currently faced by the NHS and how advances in data and technology can overcome them.

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Episode Two: Harnessing the power of multi-industry collaboration

Watch this episode to learn more about the Live:Lab collaborators. See what happens when leading thinkers from the worlds of healthcare, technology and creativity come together to tackle the Fear of Finding Out.

How storytelling captures hearts and changes behaviour

What stories should we be telling each other about the NHS and our own health? How do we create a narrative that puts healthcare in a positive light for millions of people and opens our eyes to solutions and not just problems?

Fear Factor: How Avoiding the Unknown Harms Health

They say what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but when it comes to your health, it can. See why facing your fears could save your life.

Dr Zoe Williams shares her tips on how to deal with the ‘Fear of Finding Out’

The ‘Fear of Finding Out’ could be behind nearly a third of all conscious reasons why individuals may be delaying or avoiding visiting their doctor or seeking medical advice when they may be concerned.

Dr Zoe Williams, media medic and Live:Lab health collaborator has shared her top tips on how to help people combat with the ‘Fear of Finding Out’.

Alison Hardy blog post

Episode One: A Human First approach to tackling healthcare issues

Watch Alan Milburn, former Secretary of State for Health, in this short film as he embarks on the Live:Lab journey.