Users and Carers Group
The User and Carer Committee, at The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queens University Belfast, are a group of people who come together to promote the development of compassionate and caring Nurses and Midwives.
This group of people is a good example of co-production in action. The group is made up of many people from many different backgrounds, be it academic, carer or a user of health and social care services. Our aim is to improve the selection, education and development of students who attend the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
We are fully involved with the wider life of the school and take part in the Ethics Committee and all functions of the School. All our participation is equally valued and hence paid for with all participants being offered remuneration for their time and travel.
Smith et al.(2008) Service user involvement in nursing, midwifery & health visit
Repper & Breeze (2007) User and Carer involement in HP Training
Lathlean et al (2006) Service User involvement in HC Education