What is a Citizens’ Jury

A Citizens’ Jury is a robust method of deliberative research. The Juries provide the opportunity to explore issues that the public may have little or no knowledge, are relatively complex, and where there are more than one solution.

Participants are given the time to absorb information, work with experts and deliberate among themselves to share ideas and viewpoints and develop informed recommendations.

Giving people the time and space to consider complicated trade-offs and look at issues through the eyes of those with different circumstances encourages them to move from a personal to a citizen ambassador perspective.

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Previous Juries

A question of quality: the citizens’ view of quality in the NHS
Spending Review one year on: the citizens' view
Spending Review 2010: The Jury’s Verdict