Current opportunities to get involved

South West Eyecare Patient Summit – Tuesday 1 November

Have you used eye care services in the South West in the last five years? Join this event by phone, tablet or computer to share your experiences and help us create services that work for you.

Click this link to register: NHS England – South West Eyecare Patient Summit, Tue 1 Nov 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

 

Lived experience partners x 4 needed for the New Hospital Programme (patient and public voice partner – PPV role 4)

We are looking for 4 lived experience partners to help us work in a co-productive way and to ensure that the New Hospital Programme is not only ‘Improving NHS buildings, equipment and technology’ but also supporting changing the way we improve to one where we do this together based on ‘What Matters To You?’

‘By building new hospitals, modernising hospital buildings, and investing in new equipment and technology, we will improve patient care for everyone. We’ll also make it easier and safer for NHS staff to do their jobs.

These exciting changes will make a big difference to the lives of our patients, your local community and NHS staff.’

The New Hospital Programme team is fully committed to working in partnership with people with lived experience, through strategic level co-production. Applications will be accepted from people using health care services and /or their carers. We will not be accepting applications from NHS staff for these roles as their contribution as key stakeholders is obtained by other means.

More information on the New Hospital programme can be found on Improving NHS Infrastructure – NHS Recovery : NHS Recovery (dhsc.gov.uk)

What is the role of the New Hospital Programme Lived Experience Partner?

  •  To ensure lived experience is informing the strategy and is central to decisions made
  • To ensure the views of diverse voices are included from a wide range of people, communities, and networks
  • To champion and advocate for increasing lived experience and public awareness of the outcomes and achievements of the New Hospital Programme
  • To be an active team member, contributing as part of the clinical workstream

This is a paid involvement opportunity as a Patient Public Voice partner role 4.

To learn more about this role and apply, please download the information pack and return your completed application form to nhp.clinical@nhs.net. The closing date for applications is 17 October 2022. 

If you would like support to enable you to apply for this role or you have any queries about the application process and/or need information in another format or would like an informal discussion about these opportunities – please contact Cora McKeown on 07702 434 708.

 

Lived experience partners needed for Co-production Programme in the national NHS Horizons team

NHS Horizons is recruiting four lived experience partners to support NHS Horizons programmes of work.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, forward-thinking team. NHS Horizons is a small, specialist team within the Transformation Directorate of NHS England. Due to the responsive nature of how NHS Horizons works, we often work on emergent pieces of work that need a rapid turnaround.

The team supports leaders of change, teams, organisations, and systems to think differently about large-scale change, improve collaboration and accelerate change.

We do this by:

  • Convening spaces (both face-to-face and virtual) where people with diverse views and experiences share learning, and plan for large scale change in complex environments.
  • Building the capability of change agents across the system. We focus on “change agency” (the power to make a positive difference) which is different to improvement and innovation but boosts both.
  • Promoting the spread and scale of specific innovations new ways of thinking and working and new methods and framework for change, in line with the priorities of NHS England and the other organisations that commission our work.

We are looking for 4 lived experience partners supporting co-production across our NHS Horizons programmes of work

The programme is fully committed to working in partnership with people with lived experience through strategic level co-production. Applications will be accepted from people using health care services and /or their carers.

The role is until the end of March 2023 initially, at which point it will be reviewed. You will be required to attend and contribute to regular online Teams meetings with a diverse range of stakeholders. Role holders would also be expected to read and feedback on a range of materials including reports, strategies, and engagement plans.

As these are patient and public voice (PPV) partner level 4 roles, those recruited can claim an involvement fee for their participation as per the policy.

To learn more about this role and apply, please download the information pack, which contains the application form and monitoring form.

If you would like support to enable you to apply for this role or have any queries about the application process and/or need information in another format or would like an informal discussion about these opportunities – please contact Leigh Kendall on leigh.kendall@nhs.net or call 07730 376371.

The closing date for applications is 23.59pm on 17 October 2022, with interviews to be held on MS Teams week on Thursday 3 or Friday 4 November 2022.

 

PPV partners needed for the net zero anaesthetic medicines working group

NHS England are looking to recruit one enthusiastic individual who is committed to supporting the net zero anaesthetic medicines agenda as patient and public voice (PPV) partners.

In its Net Zero Strategy, published in October 2020, the NHS set out a vision to become the world’s first net zero carbon health service and respond to climate change, improving health now and for future generations. Medicines, including anaesthetic medicines, contribute to NHS carbon emissions.

The net zero anaesthetic medicines working group (AMWG) brings together clinicians, policy leads, and patient and public voice partners to advise us on the best ways of delivering safe and effective anaesthetic care, whilst reducing the environmental impact of the medicines involved.

AMWG members are invited to bring relevant lived experience as a patient or carer and an understanding of the needs of the wider patient group and general public.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your experience and skills to make sure that people and communities are involved in decision making around the future of anaesthetic medicines. The role involves sitting on regular meetings of the group (every 2 months), contributing to discussions and reading papers prior to each meeting.

Skills and experience desirable for this role:

  • Having an awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Able to work creatively to solve problems
  • Work well in a team
  • Be able to challenge people’s ideas constructively
  • Display sound judgement
  • Experience working with inclusion health populations and/or healthcare organisations

If you would like more information or have any questions about the role please contact Victoria Tozer-Brown on england.sustainablemedicines@nhs.net or or by telephone on 07880356932.

These roles are ‘Role 3’ positions meaning you can claim reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. More information about the role can be found in the information pack.

The deadline to send your application is 30 September 2022.

Please ensure you complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and email england.sustainablemedicines@nhs.net before the closing date.