User involvement

At the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, at our sites in Oxford and Swindon, we aim to draw on the views and experiences of those who have used health and social care services in order to help us plan our teaching and research. Our programmes include Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Midwifery, Operating Departmental Practice and Paramedic Science, in addition to our research teams who undertake research in different areas of health and social care.

Volunteer opportunities

In the faculty, we use the term ‘user involvement’. You might also have come across the term 'public patient involvement' (PPI) which has a similar meaning. There are opportunities to get involved in various activities and to share your thoughts and experiences. We are currently looking for new people to join our team of volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please read the information below and contact Steve Fulker (

Also see the Service Users and Caregivers website for more information:

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