Saad has been a member of the service users and carers council for many years, helping to develop and improve the students education and practical experience in health, social care and medicine. He believes he is contributing to the development of a safer, healthier, cleaner and ultimately better community in which to live and work.
After 23 years as a carer to his daughter who had complex needs and was ventilator dependent, Allen believes patients and carers are equal partners in health and social care.
Chris lives a busy life, despite having many serious operations and being wheelchair dependent. He both works and volunteers at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and took home its Volunteer of the Year award in 2019.
George and his wife Ann look after their daughter, Jodie, who has cerebral palsy, with no speech and little movement below the neck. She is, nevertheless, heavily into dance and drama, using an electric wheelchair and a communication aid. A nursing student at Edge Hill University introduced them to the Service User and Carer Council, […]
Lily discusses her experiences as an NHS service user, and how she helps students to become the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.
Toni Bewley, Senior Lecturer in Children’s Health, discusses her experiences as a carer for her own child, and why she believes service users and carers can play a pivotal role in the development and training of health professionals.