Service users and carers provide first-hand experience, real life stories and inspire students to link theory to practice. The Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council require all education providers to involve users and carers in the planning, delivery, teaching and evaluation of professional programmes. We established our user and carer involvement health group in 2010.
We join purposefully with service user and carer colleagues to improve the student learning experience. Local people are involved in a range of activities:
- interviewing students
- planning programmes
- classroom teaching
- making digital stories