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Jargon Description
Unscheduled Care

Involve services that are available for the public to access without prior arrangement where there is an urgent actual or perceived need for intervention by a health or social care professional

Urgent Care

The response before the next in–hours or routine (primary care) service

Urgent Safety Measure

An appropriate measure required to be taken in order to protect the subjects of a clinical trial against any immediate hazard to their health or safety.

User Controlled Research

User controlled research is research that is actively controlled, directed and managed by service users and their service user organisations. Service users decide on the issues and questions to be looked at, as well as the way the research is designed, planned and written up. The service users will run the research advisory or steering group and may also decide to carry out the research. Some service users make no distinction between the term user controlled and user led research, others feel that user led research has a different, vaguer meaning. They see user led research as research which is meant to be led and shaped by service users but is not necessarily controlled by them. Control in user led research in this case will rest with some other group of non-service users who also have an interest in the research, such as the commissioners of the research, the researchers or people who provide services.

User Researcher

A user researcher is someone who uses or has used health and/or social care services because of illness or disability, who is also a researcher. Not all researchers who use health or social care services call themselves user researchers. Calling yourself a user researcher is making a statement about your identity as a service user as well as a researcher.