Service Users and Carers Forum

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The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education has actively sought to include service users/patients and their carers as 'volunteers' in the preparation of health and social care professionals.

For the last eight years adult nursing students have benefited from this involvement and feedback from our many volunteers when practising their clinical skills. Mental health and learning disability also have a long history of service user involvement with students across their health care programmes. The child branch of nursing has recently been involved in service users developments in the care of children and young people. Within the Midwifery programme service users currently contribute towards the evaluation of student midwives' capabilities in practice. Collaboration across the faculty also involves service users and carers in our Allied Health programmes and Social Work.

Please visit our resources page to learn more about the value of service users/carers input in health and social care education programmes.

If you would like to comment on your recent experiences of the health or social care you received from our student nurses, midwifes, operating department practitioners and social workers please fill in the form below.

Please indicate if you wish to receive an answer at the end of your comment. Your name is optional but please where possible identify the name of the Trust, organisation or community sector

You can recognise our students by their uniform and the Anglia Ruskin badge they all wear as shown in the picture.

You may also like to hear how service users/patients and their carers are changing the NHS by visiting the NHS website and the NHS shared decision making website.

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