Patient Carer Community

Chronic Illness and Disability

This activity is with 4th year students; each student spends 6 weeks at placements in oncology and primary care learning about cancer and chronic diseases.

During those 6 weeks the students also have some classroom based teaching which includes one session on "Patient Experience of Chronic Disease Management".

During this session the volunteer Patient, who uses their own experiences of managing a chronic condition, will spend about an hour talking to a group of 10-14 students about their disease and answering questions from the students. The students then create a poster which demonstrates what they have learnt from the patient; this will then be presented to the whole group.

The types of chronic conditions which are considered for these sessions include heart failure, stroke, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, epilepsy etc.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to know how you can get involved, please contact a member of the PCC team:

Telephone:    Jools Symons, Patient and Public Involvement Manager
                     0113 343 8833  
                     0759 802 8024

                     Nicola Womersley, PCC Coordinator
                     0113 343 6951
                     NB: Nicola works Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays


Address:       Patient | Carer Community
                     Room 7.09 Worsley Building
                     University of Leeds
                     Clarendon Way
                     LS2 9NL

All volunteers will be able to claim back reasonable travel expenses (please see our Travel Policy for full details).