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Innovation through co-design

User-centred healthcare design (UCHD) brings together patients, healthcare staff, families and communities to explore and understand the real-life experiences of healthcare.

We use that knowledge to drive innovation and improvement in healthcare service delivery.

Young people with diabetes

Developing digital tools and services that support young people to self-manage type 1 diabetes.

Better Outpatient Services for Older People (BOSOP)

Improving services at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.

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Download publications - including research reports, book chapters, papers and presentation slides.

Better Services by Design (BSBD)

Using creative thinking to find better ways of designing health and social care services
NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire

CLAHRC South Yorkshire is focussed on improving the health care of people with long-term conditions. As a theme within this collaboration, UCHD is changing the way health services are designed to enable people to take an active role in their own health care. We are keen to see the co-design approaches taken by UCHD applied to as many projects as possible as sometimes it takes a fresh outlook to suggest where effective improvements can easily be made.”

Professor Sue Mawson
Director, NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire

What we're doing

Mark's dry powder inhaler concept featured in Med-Tech magazine
Leading publication picks up on innovative inhaler design

South CHI 2013
Helena presents at a new HCI conference in Maribor, Slovenia

Design4Health conference and exhibition 2013
UCHD and NIHR CLAHRC-SY sponsor successful Design4Health conference and exhibiton.

'Methods of Working with Teenagers in Interaction Design' - a workshop at the CHI2013 Conference, Paris
Helena took part in the workshop, presenting a short paper related to UCHD's 'Young People with Diabetes' project