Current opportunities to get involved

Outpatient transformation programme needs patient and public Voice (PPV) partners

PPV partners are sought for the National Outpatient Transformation Programme. PPV partners include patients, service users, carers, families and other members of the public.

Positions available:

  • 1 x Chair
  • 1 x Deputy Chair
  • 2 x Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners

The role involves ensuring the voice of patients, their families and the public are represented on the National Outpatient Programme Patient and Voluntary Sector Advisory Group (PVSAG). This is a key partner role that involves providing strategic advice and insights to the Outpatient Transformation Programme.

PPV partners will use their skills and experience in a variety of ways including:

  • Attending monthly PVSAG (and other sub-group meetings as and when needed) to represent the views of patients, carers, families and the public
  • Sharing views on ongoing or proposed outpatient transformation initiatives and documents
  • Chairing or co-chairing PVSAG meetings [this is only relevant for the Chair or Deputy Chair role]

How to Apply: Complete the application form and email to Kevwe.raleigh-ekeke@nhs.net. Please read the attached role description to find out more about the role and about the Outpatient Transformation Programme.

 

Histology Independent Therapies workshop

We are looking for people to take part in an online workshop to scope patient information needs regarding Histology Independent Therapies (HITs).

What are HITs?

HITs are targeted cell and gene therapies that are available to treat some cancers.  They are a new, pioneering, class of medicines that target cancer based on specific genomic or molecular alterations of cancer cells rather than tissue of origin.

The Workshop

We know that patients and their families can sometimes find these treatments confusing, so we are holding an online workshop on the 29 June, from 9.30 to 11.30, to look at patient information about these new treatments.

The workshop will work with patient organisations and patients to understand what people know about these therapies, discuss barrier and what type of patient facing information would be helpful.

Speakers

Professor Peter Johnson, National Clinical Director for Cancer and Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Responsible Officer for Genomics at NHS England and NHS Improvement, will open the workshop with a brief look at the future of these new therapies, as well as the treatments that are currently available.

How to register

We are inviting charities, health professionals and people with lived experience (including families) to take part in this event. If you have an interest in this area please do sign up to this event.

We want to ensure the sessions are accessible and welcoming for everyone. If you require any access support needs or reasonable adjustments please let us know.

To register please Sophie Parslow at england.aacppi@nhs.net  by the 16 June 2021.

 

Patient involvement opportunity

The NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative is looking for patients with a family history of breast cancer and experience of taking Tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention to attend the first-ever patient involvement workshop for the Tamoxifen Rapid Uptake Programme. The workshop will focus on reviewing and improving breast cancer prevention leaflets. The workshop will take place on 17 June from 12-2 pm. To register, or if you have any questions, please contact england.aacppi@nhs.net

This opportunity is voluntary but expenses will be covered as per the NHS patient involvement policy.

You can register for this event until 11 am on 17 June. If you would like to receive physical copies of the materials in the post, please register on or before 10 June.

You can find out more about the Rapid Uptake Products programme and how we’re working to improve patient care and outcomes by offering Tamoxifen as a preventative therapy for women at risk of #BreastCancer through the Rapid Uptake Products programme website.

The RUPs programme has been designed to support stronger adoption and spread of proven innovations. It identifies and supports products with NICE approval that support the NHS Long Term Plan’s key clinical priorities, but have lower than expected uptake to date.

Experts involved in the Tamoxifen rapid uptake programme include specialist oncologists, geneticists and GP’s, alongside charities and patient voice representatives. Find out more about Tamoxifen and other rapid uptake products.

 

Invitation to a patient engagement workshop

Are you interested in sharing your views on access to general practice services?  Do you want to hear about the work NHS England and Improvement are doing to improve access?  Join us for a virtual workshop on 17 June from 10 am – 2 pm.

The aims of the workshop are:

  • to share feedback from recent engagement on:
    • current models of delivery and what we have learned from them and
    • how they are shaping our approach for improving extended access; and
  • to listen and learn from patient and the public’s experiences of access to general practice services, exploring:
    • What are patient preferences for access to general practice services in extended hours?
    • How do we make sure patients understand how to access general practice services?  Can this be more intuitive?
    • Do preferences differ by patient group and what are the implications of that?

The outputs from the workshops will be analysed for themes, trends and patient stories.  The findings will be added to other gathered evidenced and views and feed into policy discussions for improving access and where appropriate contribute to case studies.

Please contact erika.sutcliffe@nhs.net if you wish to take part or wish to register for the workshop or if cannot join the workshop, would like to submit written feedback and we will send you a template to complete.

 

Help to shape specialised services – Role 4 PPV partner opportunities in Specialised Commissioning

Specialised services deliver cutting-edge and innovative care – supporting people with a range of rare and complex conditions.

Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners play a crucial role in shaping specialised services. They are represented through our advisory groups and governance structures to ensure that the patients, carers and the public are at the heart of developing policies and service specifications.

There are currently various Role 4 PPV partner vacancies on Programme of Care (PoC) Steering Groups – Trauma, Internal Medicine and Mental Health – and a wide range of Clinical Reference Groups including Specialised Cancer Surgery, Infectious Diseases and Neurosciences. View all current roles available, and find out how to apply, here.

If you have any questions about any of these roles, please email england.voice-crg@nhs.net.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 20 June 2021.

 

PPV partners needed for NHS England and NHS Improvement inclusive pharmacy practice advisory board

The Inclusive Pharmacy Practice (IPP) Advisory Board has been established following a programme of work to develop a plan for pharmacy organisations and professionals to embed inclusive pharmacy practice into their work.

We are seeking two PPV partners to join the board from August 2021 to April 2022 in the first instance. The Board will also include senior national advisors, leaders and experts from across the health system. Please refer to the role description.

Patient and Public Voice partners with previous experience as an appointee to an NHS or other public sector board, committee or local group. Candidates may be employed by or working as a volunteer with a voluntary sector organisation.

The IPP Advisory Board would benefit from candidates who:

  • Have lived experience of the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda – and the ability to contribute from across the breadth of that agenda
  • Are in touch at a grassroots level, to bring that viewpoint to support the board
  • Have links to other patient groups or networks around equality, diversity and inclusion

The deadline for application is Tuesday 29 June 2021.

 

Patient and public voice (PPV) partners needed to be part of the National Mental Health Programme

The NHS Long Term Plan highlights mental health as a priority and includes a set of commitments for the mental health programme to deliver by 2023/24. Implementing the mental health programme requires close working with Arms-Length Bodies; government departments; voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; and patient and public voice representatives (PPV).

The Mental Health PMO team are seeking four PPVs to be a part of the Mental Health Independent Advisory and Oversight Group.

Patients, carers and the public are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that by involving and coproducing with people who use and care about mental health services, we can understand their diverse health needs better and focus on what matters to them in order to effectively shape services.

The role of the Mental Health Independent Advisory and Oversight Group (IAOG) is to:

  • Provide independent, expert advice and scrutiny on the strategic direction of the Mental Health programme, which includes overseeing the development and delivery of the programme.
  • Provide valuable accountability and transparency from the Voluntary and Community Sector, Providers, Experts-by-Experience and other key partners to the Mental Health Programme Board and wider programme.
  • Identify risks and issues for implementation and monitoring, and contribute to developing solutions to these; including highlighting new opportunities for delivery.

As a key member of the Oversight Group, PPV representatives will bring their experience to panel discussions and have the skills to scrutinise the mental health programme. PPV representatives will provide balance to the clinical, operational and voluntary sector input into this group, to ensure that the experience of people using mental health services runs through these discussions.

We encourage applications from both patients and carers with lived experience of mental health. We are also very committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity for all. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds and people with protected characteristics. This includes people from ethnic minorities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities and people with a co-occurring physical disability, learning disability or autism. We also encourage applications from individuals across all mental health care pathways, whether that’s improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT), crisis, community or inpatient services.

This role will include involvement payments of £150 per day (more than 4 hours) or £75 per half day (4 hours or less). This is in line with the NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Patient and Public Voice expenses policy.

If you would like an application pack, have questions about the role, or need support to apply, please email azhar.patel@nhs.net or call 07710152455.

Deadline to apply for the role is Wednesday 30 June 2021.

 

Patient and public voice partners needed to be a part of the National Mental Health Programme

The NHS Long Term Plan highlights mental health as a priority and includes a set of commitments for the mental health programme to deliver by 2023/24. Implementing the mental health programme requires close working with arms-length bodies; government departments; voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; and patient and public voice representatives (PPV).

The Mental Health team are looking for four people to become PPVs on the Mental Health Independent Advisory and Oversight Group.

Patients, carers and the public are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that by involving and coproducing with people who use and care about mental health services, we can understand their diverse health needs better and focus on what matters to them in order to effectively shape services.

The role of the Mental Health Independent Advisory and Oversight Group (IAOG) is to:

  • Provide independent, expert advice and scrutiny on the strategic direction of the Mental Health programme, which includes overseeing the development and delivery of the programme.
  • Provide valuable accountability and transparency from the voluntary and community sector, providers, experts-by-experience and other key partners to the Mental Health Programme Board and wider programme.
  • Identify risks and issues for implementation and monitoring, and contribute to developing solutions to these; including highlighting new opportunities for delivery.

As a key member of the Oversight Group, PPV representatives will bring their experience to panel discussions and have the skills to scrutinise the mental health programme. PPV representatives will provide balance to the clinical, operational and voluntary sector input into this group, to ensure that the experience of people using mental health services runs through these discussions.

We encourage applications from both patients and carers with lived experience of mental health. We are also very committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity for all. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds and people with protected characteristics. This includes people from ethnic minorities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities and people with a co-occurring physical disability, learning disability or autism. We also encourage applications from individuals across all mental health care pathways, whether that’s improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT), crisis, community or inpatient services.

This role will include involvement payments of £150 per day (more than four hours) or £75 per half day (four hours or less). This is in line with the NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Patient and Public Voice expenses policy.

If you would like an application pack, have questions about the role, or need support to apply, please email azhar.patel@nhs.net  or call 07710 152455.

 

Patient and public voice partner – East of England Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Network

Three patient and public voice (PPV) partners are sought for the East of England Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Network (PEoLC SCN).

Patient and public voice partners are people who are willing to share their perspective and experience with NHS England to inform health and care services in a range of different ways. PPV partners include patients, service users, carers, families and other members of the public.

If you have personal experience of palliative and/or end of life care and would like to help shape the future delivery of care across the eastern region we would like to hear from you. You will have experience of virtual meeting systems such as Microsoft Teams and an ability to share your lived experience and views with a wide range of partners in working group meetings. The approximate time commitment is 3 to 4 hours per month. All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be met. You will have access to a named contact within NHSE, induction training, in addition, to access to resources, training and learning opportunities as part of the Involvement Hub, and through supporting networking and connecting with other PPV Partners and with those working in the NHS.

Here is the role description for the patient and public voice partners.

For further information contact: Jo Tonkin, Interim Network Manager, East of England Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Network, Joanne.tonkin@nhs.net or call 07783 820501

 

Patient and public voice expert advisor – East of England Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Network

A patient and public voice expert advisor is sought for the East of England Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Network (PEoLC SCN).

Patient and public voice expert advisors are people who are willing to share their perspective and experience with NHS England to inform health and care services in a range of different ways. Expert advisors include patients, service users, carers, families and other members of the public.

The role involves ensuring the voice of patients, their families and the public are represented on the PEoLC SCN Group. This is a senior partner role that involves strategic and accountable leadership and decision-making activity. In this role, the expert advisor will use their skills and experience in a variety of ways including:

  • Attending the PEoLC SCN Group to represent the views of patients, carers, families and the public.
  • Providing training or presentations at SCN meetings, events and conferences.
  • Chairing or co-chairing meetings or events.
  • Be involved in PEoLC SCN discussions and decision making.

If you have personal experience of palliative and/or end of life care and would like to help shape the future delivery of care across the eastern region we would like to hear from you. You will have experience with virtual meeting systems such as Microsoft Teams and an ability to share your lived experience and views with a wide range of partners in working group meetings. You would attend monthly PEoLC SCN Team, group, and educational meetings and join workstream group meetings as appropriate. These meetings are anticipated to run for approximately 2 hours, with up to an hour of pre-meeting preparation reading involved.

The approximate time commitment is equivalent to 1 day per month (8 hours). An honorarium payment of £150 will be paid for this role per month in addition to all reasonable associated expenses.

You will have access to a named contact within NHSE, induction training, in addition, to access to resources, training and learning opportunities as part of the Involvement Hub, and through supporting networking and connecting with other Expert Advisors and with those working in the NHS.

Here is the role description for PPV expert advisor .

For further information contact: Jo Tonkin, Interim Network Manager, East of England Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Network, Joanne.tonkin@nhs.net or call 07783 820501

 

Non-executive appointments

NHS England and NHS Improvement advertise non-executive vacancies for NHS Trusts and Independent Chair posts for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)/Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships(STPs) across England.