Service user and carer involvement in nurse education - shaping the curriculum

These pages have been created in partnership with Health Education England to form a 'How To' guide on involving service users and carers in nurse education. The aim is to illustrate the potential and spur readers on to further development of this agenda, rather than insisting on compliance with a set of strict rules or funding conditions. These webpages have been co-produced with service users and carers and written in real time.  They represent the culmination of the first stage of the work (October 2016 to January 2017) and consist of text and hyperlinks to resources. In the second stage, communications specialists will move the resources to a Health Education England website and enhance the presentation. 

The project covers England and includes all four fields of nursing practice - Child, Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability. It ranges from pre-registration to some aspects of post-qualification continuous professional development. The 'How To' Guide will help a range of stakeholders, including

  • students and staff who are engaged in learning 
  • service users and carers who offer their personal experience of illness or disability to support nurse education
  • university lecturers and training department staff in healthcare organisations
  • clinical supervisors who are providing learning experiences for students and staff undertaking professional development.
  • Involvement leads, who have responsibility of ensuring that service users and carers are involved  appropriately
  • Inspection and quality assurance people, who need to know what good practice looks like. 

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