Co-production and Client-centred Practice: A Service User Perspective
Tuesday 18th October, 5:30-6:30pm, LR-10
LSBU OT Society are pleased to announce our first training event of the year, open to all LSBU students and staff.
We all know about the importance of being client-centred in our work as occupational therapists, but what does this really mean? Register now to hear Alison Cameron speak about co-production and share her own experiences of occupational therapy from her perspective as a mental health service user.
Alison is a graduate in Russian who ran international development projects mainly in the countries most affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the former USSR. Her career was cut short when she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after her colleagues were killed in the course of her work. The consequences included homelessness, multiple admissions to hospital and identity loss. She resolved early on to put her experiences to good use and in the process started to reconnect with the assets that being a passive recipient of care had frozen. She advises NHS, housing and social care organisations on how to work in genuine co-production with citizens involving speaking at conferences, creating and developing innovative workshops and writing for publication. In 2014 she was named by the Health Service Journal as one of 50 Inspirational Women in Health and in 2015 was the first patient leader to graduate from the NHS Leadership Academy with a Post Graduate qualification in Healthcare Leadership. She is currently working towards an MSc in Healthcare Leadership at the Academy having been offered a bursary as a “non-standard candidate”. She is delighted to be considered “non-standard”.
Free for OT Society members and £3 for non-members, payable on arrival.
Attendees will receive a CPD certificate which will be emailed to them after the event.
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