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Introduction to User Centered Healthcare Design (UCHD)

Dr Simon Bowen & Rev Mark Cobb, User-Centred Healthcare Design, Knowledge Exchange Event, Oct 2010 from CLAHRC SY Core Team on Vimeo.

User-centred Healthcare Design (UCHD) brings together patients, healthcare staff, families and communities to explore and understand the real-life experience of care provision, and use that knowledge to drive innovation and improvement in healthcare service design and delivery.

Current practices in service development and delivery across South Yorkshire will be mapped and, through a process of action research and co-design, an understanding of users’ experiences of health-care will be used to drive innovative solutions in service design.

The theme will proceed by a series of co-design case studies focussing on chronic conditions, particularly those being studied in the CLAHRC. Through a process of participatory design and applying new technologies and new service design thinking, the team will develop and demonstrate a robust participatory approach to user-centred innovation for health services.

The project began in October 2008 and reached full staffing in October 2009.
For further details please visit the UCHD website


National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY) acknowledges funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

CLAHRC SY would also like to acknowledge the participation and resources of our partner organisations. Further details can be found here

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