Service users and carers have an expertise that comes from their lived experience of a particular health condition or caring situation. We facilitate partnerships with health and social care providers and business so that their lived experiences inform the design, development and delivery of health related products and services.
Smith & Nephew
The SUAC community has worked collaboratively with Smith & Nephew sharing their experiences of living with a chronic leg ulcer and providing expert opinion on the acceptability of proposed new products. This has involved signing non-disclosure agreements, visiting the headquarters in Hull and giving presentations to staff.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership
We have successfully secured a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) www.ktponline.org.uk and are working with Whole Systems Partnership, a specialist health and social care systems modelling consultancy based in Wetherby. KTPs are intended to improve the quality and impact of research by bringing business and universities together to work with and learn from each other and so improve business performance. The aim with this project is to work with the business to understand how the nature and quality of relationships between clinicians, managers and patients helps or hinders the effectiveness of an organisations strategic and operational plan in delivering good quality health and social care from both a business and patient perspective.