Current opportunities to get involved

Patient Safety Partners (PSPs) needed for the National Patient Safety team

The National Patient Safety team at NHS England and NHS Improvement are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals as Patient Safety Partners (PSPs) who are committed to supporting the planning and delivery of national patient safety objectives.

Patient safety is the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people during the provision of health care. The National Patient Safety Team leads a range of initiatives and operates systems to gain a better understanding of what goes wrong in healthcare. We also support providers to minimise patient safety incidents and drive improvements in safety and quality. Patients should be treated in a safe environment and protected from avoidable harm.

PSPs provide a different perspective on patient safety and support effective safety governance at all levels in the organisation. They act as ‘knowledge brokers’, bringing insight as laypeople to integral parts of the NHS, or can have experience of avoidable harm and can therefore help inform learning and holistic safety solutions that cross organisational boundaries.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your interest, experience and skills to shaping the safety of patients across the NHS.

As a PSP, your role in the National Patient Safety Team may include

  • Membership of panels with an advisory role in delivering the National Patient Safety Agenda
  • Membership of multi-professional committees, giving oversight and direction to the National Patient Safety Agenda
  • Working in groups tasked with developing National Patient Safety Programmes
  • Contributing key perspectives as a layperson, service user or patient to the development and implementation of the work
  • Supporting the National Patient Safety Team to make decisions that take into account the diverse needs and experiences of the public
  • Involvement in Interview panels for patient safety-related recruitment

Expenses and involvement payments will be made to PSPs dependent on the level of involvement activity in accordance with NHS England & NHS Improvement policy on involvement payments.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the role and would like to speak to someone, contact patientsafety.enquiries@nhs.net

Please download the application pack which consists of the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and send this to us before the deadline date.

The application closes on 27 January 2022 and the interviews are on 14 February 2022.

Youth Board members needed for the Children and Young People’s (CYP) Transformation Programme

The Children and Young People’s (CYP) Transformation Programme are recruiting six young people (aged 13-25 years old) to the Children and Young People’s Transformation Board as Youth Board Members (YBM’s).

For the last 2 years, The NHS has successfully brought together a diverse range of young people with different skills and experiences, to work in collaboration with CYP workstreams to embed the voices of young people in policy making and service design.

We are looking for a diverse group of young people with a range of experience of using NHS services and who want to improve NHS services for all children and young people in England. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to all children, young people and their families across England. YBM’s will have a key role in shaping how NHS services are shaped, planned and delivered.

 About the role

We are recruiting up to 6 young people aged 13-25 with experience of representing the voice young people and a passion for creating positive change for children & young people across the country.

YBM’s will aim to:

  • Ensure the experiences and voices of young people are heard within the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Agree the overall plan for improving children and young people’s services across England leading the improvement of services and health outcomes for children & young people.

How to apply

Further information about the role can be found on the YBM role description document.

Applicants will need to submit an online application form via this link YBM Application 2022  by 23:59 on Sunday 13 February

Please contact the CYP Voice team on england.cypvoice@nhs.net  if you have any questions.

 

 

Patient and public voice (PPV) partners needed for the National Infection Prevention and Control Programme

NHS England and NHS Improvement are looking to recruit two enthusiastic individuals who are committed to supporting direction and decision making within the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Programme Board as patient and public voice (PPV) partners.

This relatively new programme seeks to deliver against the Long-Term Plan key commitments and the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 5-year plan (links below)  AMR is a global problem that impacts all countries and all people, regardless of their wealth or status and its rise and spread is creating a new generation of ‘superbugs’ that cannot be treated with existing medicines.

Programme Board

The IPC Programme Board, recently formed as part of our programme governance structure has an external Chair, representatives from the National IPC Team and will also have members from external organisations.  The Board is scheduled every 6 weeks.

Aims of the IPC Programme?

The main aim is to ensure that standardised infection prevention and control (IPC) practices are in place across the country. This will be achieved by establishing a Manual and associated evidence-based practical guides.  The steering group will be responsible for approval of the content of the manual and any other relevant guidance that is required to reduce healthcare associated infections and ultimately improve patient safety.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your experience and skills to make sure that people and communities are central to the national IPC programme approach.

You will have a key role to play in championing engagement and community insight work within the programme which includes:

  1. Having an awareness of, and commitment to, equality and diversity.
  2. Working creatively and collaboratively and having experience of offering objective challenges at board level.
  3. Be able to display sound judgement and objectivity.

These roles are ‘Role 4’ positions meaning you can claim involvement fees.

If you would like more information please download the information pack or have any questions about the role please contact one of our clinical lead:

Dave Cunningham – Workforce & Leadership workstream david.cunningham11@nhs.net

Deadline to send your application is 28 February 2022.

If you are interested in applying for the role an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form can be sent to you by sending a request to shane.friend@nhs.net

Once you have completed the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and email nhsi.improveipc@nhs.net  before the closing date.

The interviews will take place the week commencing 14 March 2022.

 

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.