Patient and Public Involvement Group | AECC Clinical & Rehabilitation Services
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SPaCE is our patient and public involvement group. A group of patients and carers from our local community who are interested in improving healthcare, for ourselves and for others. If you would like to get involved please complete the form at the bottom of this page. We'd love to hear about your experiences.

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Who are SPaCE?

SPaCE stands for Sharing Patient and Community Experience.

We believe that by working together with patients and carers we can:

  • Provide outstanding person-centred care to patients in our local community
  • Give first-class education to our healthcare students, who will be our clinicians of the future
  • Carry out relevant and useful research to understand and improve on healthcare both in our community and nationwide
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Help Shape Our Future in Healthcare

We are looking for patients and carers to join our SPaCE group as ‘partners’, to work with us and help shape our future in healthcare.

We want to know what matters to you. What works well for you, what doesn’t, what we should change, and what ideas you have.

Your experiences and views are central to everything we do in delivering health care and we need your help and support to deliver care at its best, both now and in the future.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. It’s highly important for our group to be diverse and inclusive so that we represent as many members of our community as we can.

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Get Involved

SPaCE offers a range of ways for you to get involved, either as an academic partner, a research partner, or a clinical partner.

Academic Partner – be involved with our students and their learning to impact the future generation of health care providers

Research Partner – take part in and influence important projects conducted by our research team

Clinical Partner – help improve how we support users of our clinical & rehabilitation services

What other benefits are there to getting involved?

As well as knowing that you are helping to improve the healthcare experiences for our local community, and the training of our future clinicians, we hope there may be further benefits for you. For some roles we will offer relevant training, and for some roles we will offer remuneration in terms of free access to our resources, for example our new rehabilitation facility (for an agreed number of sessions per year).

What do we mean by ‘patients’ or ‘carers’?

If you currently, have previously, or may in the future access services relevant to any of our healthcare courses or services, either at AECC or elsewhere, then we count you as a ‘patient’.  If you provide, or have provided support to a family member, partner, or friend then we count you as a ‘carer’.

Get In Touch To Find Out More

We’d love to hear about your experiences in healthcare.

To get involved, or if you have any questions, please complete the form below and we will get back to you.

If you’re not sure which area is the best fit for you, please tell us a little bit about yourself and we can talk more about how you can get involved.

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