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Your ideas and experiences of nursing are importantYour ideas and experiences of nursing are important.
Patient's and carers can really help nursing students bring together theory and real life to help them become excellent nurses, making health services better for all of us. Hearing patients and carers ideas and experiences of nursing is essential to nursing care, education and research quality.

Volunteers have a powerful influence on the success of our nursing program, and on the nursing students they help. Ask our current volunteers and they'll tell you the experience is just as rewarding for them. Everyone can volunteer. People who have used all types of health service, their carers and families are welcome. Typically people who get involved have had experiences of being a patient in or out of hospital, using health services, or looking after a family member who is unwell.

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The role is very flexible, you can commit as much or as little time as you like.

Everyone can volunteer. People who have used all types of health service, their carers and families are welcome. Typically people who get involved have had experiences of being a patient in or out of hospital, using health services, or looking after a family member who is unwell.

When can you do this role?

When can you do this role?
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning          
Afternoon          

We have volunteering roles in a variety of shapes and sizes.

  • Talk with groups of student nurses and answer their questions about your experiences.
  • Work with nurse lecturers and contribute to their teaching and research activities.
  • Take part in consultations about what nursing students should learn.
  • Come to patients, service users and carers meetings to help progress our nurse training and research.
  • Come to our nursing open days and meet people who want to become nursing students.

Practical information

  • People who are involved will be fully supported.
  • Training will be provided for people who would like to be involved.
  • The School of Health & Population Sciences pays fees and travel expenses for people who are involved.
  • All involvement activities will be held at the University of Birmingham on a weekday morning/afternoon.

Learn more

Mr Mark Hughes,
Lecturer,
Room EF12, Nursing dept.,
East wing 1st floor,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham, B15 2TT

Email: m.j.hughes@bham.ac.uk
Tel: 0121 414 7502 
Visit out nursing volunteer website:
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/undergraduate/med/nursing.aspx  

This opportunity is available from August 2012 to August 2014.