Service User Partnership Volunteer

If you are interested in joining our Service Users’ Partnership Project, which involves either talking to students about your health condition, letting a student examine you or “acting” as a patient if you have no health problems.

You can do this by contacting the Voluntary Services Office , who will be happy to give you further information.


What is a “simulated patient”?

·         Simulated patients are volunteers who “act” as patients so that student doctors, nurses and other health care professionals can develop their skills in supervised conditions

·         Using simulated patients is an excellent way of teaching students to communicate and to understand the concerns of patients

What do simulated patients do?

  • Have a simple clinical examination by our students.
  • Help with student assessments and mock medical exams.
  • If you have a long term medical illness or condition, you may
  • be asked to talk to students about it and let them ask
  • questions about how it affects your daily life.