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Experts by Experience

What is the Experts by Experience programme?

The Experts by Experience programme takes individuals with firsthand experience as service users on Care Quality Commission inspections to help compile reports on the standard of care provision, by speaking directly to users of the service and giving users’ opinions a voice.

Every Expert will, in the last five years, have either used a similar service themselves, or cared for a family member who has - so they know better than anyone what to look for and what questions to ask to understand how it feels to be a user of that service.

The work the Experts undertake is really important in giving a voice to the users of the services, and helping to shape the services to provide better care for the future.

We are tremendously proud of the work our Experts do. In the first nine months of this year alone, our Experts have undertaken over 3,500 inspection events. The reports they have contributed to have resulted in the ratings of thousands of health and social care settings, ensuring that people can make an informed choice when choosing care, and driving up standards in settings where poorer quality of care is being delivered.

Inspired to get involved?

Work with us to change health and social care services - learn more about becoming an Expert by Experience by clicking on the 'Find out more' links below. Please note, we are not accepting any new ExE applications at this moment. If you'd like us to let you know when the applications open again please click here and fill in the form.

We are proud to work with the CQC and our delivery partners to deliver the Experts by Experience programme.

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