Salford is looking to improve the health and social care services they provide utilising the expertise of a volunteer Lived Experience Panel. Safer Salford, through the Advancing Quality Alliance (aqua), is supporting this work.
Working alongside patients, volunteers, and staff, lived experience panel members will influence and shape the quality agenda both strategically and locally.
What do we mean by lived experience?
People with experience of living with, or caring for someone with health/care needs are an invaluable resource to health and social care quality improvement work. They not only bring a personal perspective of living with or supporting someone with health needs but can also offer many other skills, challenge and experiences. Their perspective and experience of services is real and honest. Involvement of people with lived experience of these services is essential in making improvements.
Example: This short video shows the work of the Aqua lived experience panel
What do lived experience panel members do?
What do we offer you?
What experience do you need?
You will need to have recent experience of the health and social care system, whether this is as an adult with health and care needs, family member, or as an individual who cares for someone with health and care needs. You will be committed to improving the NHS, social care and its services. You must be willing and able to reflect and represent the different views and diversity of patients / users with different conditions and from different backgrounds.
What do we expect of you?
A lived experience panel member is asked to follow a number of principles.