Current opportunities to get involved

Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners required for the Respiratory Network, NHS England – East of England

The Respiratory Network, NHS England, East of England wish to recruit two patient and public voice (PPV) partner level 4 roles. Both posts will initially be Fixed Term for one year.

Are you committed to reducing health inequalities across East of England to ensure that all citizens have an opportunity to access the Respiratory Programme?

Can you work in partnership across organisational boundaries?

Can you represent and be a voice for those also living with a lung condition?

Are you willing to be an active member of the regional Respiratory Network Board?

The ambition of the Respiratory Network, East of England is that the needs and aspirations of people living with a lung condition (and their carers) are heard and able to influence the Respiratory Programme’s policy considerations at Board level.

Over an initial one-year period, the role of the Respiratory PPV partner will be to support change in the programme using the lived experience of yourself, other people and communities with the condition.

This is an exciting opportunity which could appeal to a wide range of people from various backgrounds, work and life experience. All PPV representatives will be provided with induction and training support during their tenure. As a PPV partner you will:

  • Engage with networks across respiratory services to help inform the Respiratory Programme.
  • Ensure that the Respiratory Programme considers and prioritises equalities and health inequalities, health inclusion and patient experience.
  • Champion the diversity of the views of different communities and reflections on their experiences.
  • Champion and advocate for increasing the public’s awareness of the programme’s outcomes and achievements.
  • Review and comment on agreed documentation prepared by and/or for the Programme.
  • Prepare well and participate in agreed meetings and other events to be able to provide informed input.

Comply with the Confidentiality Agreement, Declaration of interest, Statement of Values and Code of Conduct, respecting the confidential nature of some discussions through debate and discussions on the outcomes and recommendations of the work.

As a PPV Partner, people recruited to level 4 roles can claim an involvement fee for their participation.
For more information, please download the application pack.  If you have any questions about these roles, please email

Deadline for applications is 11.59pm on 24 February 2023


PPV partners needed for Dental System Reform Patient and Public Group

NHS England are looking to recruit 5-10 enthusiastic individuals who are committed to addressing and supporting issues faced by communities in regard to access to NHS Dental treatment, including health inequalities, as patient and public voice (PPV) partners in the Dental System Reform Patient and Public Group.

Starting in 2021, NHS England have been working on Dental Contract Reform to address challenges faced by the sector, including workforce and access for patients. These issues have recently been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. In July 2022, NHS England announced the first phase of contract reform to address these challenges. To inform the second phase of contract reform, the Dental System Reform Patient and Public Group will bring together patient and public voice partners from across England to inform updates to contractual policy and advise on the best way of delivering contractual reform to the NHS Dental contract.

Members are expected to bring relevant lived experience as a patient or carer and an understanding of the needs of the wider patient group.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your experience and skills to make sure that people and communities are central to informing the approach to system reforms to the dental contract.

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.
  3. Be able to display sound judgement and objectivity.
  4. You will have experience of working in partnership with user-led groups and/or with inclusion health populations and/or with healthcare organisations.

These roles are ‘Role 4’ positions meaning you can claim involvement fees. (PPV partners expenses policy). More information about these roles can be found in the application pack provided.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the role contact (Jake Newman and

Deadline to send your application is Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Please ensure you complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form form and email before the closing date. Interviews will be held throughout the week commencing 13 February 2023.


Patient, Carer and Public Voice members needed for the NHS Assembly

NHS England are inviting applications to become Patient, Carer and Public Voice members of the NHS Assembly.

We are looking to recruit a small number of individuals committed to bringing their experience, knowledge, perspective and challenge into the NHS Assembly’s work, to join an existing small group of Patient, Carer and Public Voice members.

The NHS Assembly is a national forum that regularly brings together a range of stakeholders from across the health and care system to advise the NHS England leadership as a “guiding coalition” in support of the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Assembly is formed of up to fifty individuals, drawn from national and frontline clinical leaders, public, carer and patient voices, staff representatives, health and care system leaders and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector leaders.

This is a unique opportunity for you to bring your experience of partnership work to improve services for patients or carers, in order to advise leaders at the highest level of decision making in the NHS.

It is a high-profile, strategic and accountable role for which significant experience and specific skills are required. This includes as a minimum a competent and developing knowledge and understanding and interest in healthcare issues, the NHS in England, and the wider environment in which it operates.

You should have a demonstrable commitment to the values of the NHS, have experience of operating at a regional, local or national level or as part of a wider network, and be prepared to work collaboratively with other NHS Assembly members.

These roles are ‘Role 4’ positions meaning you can claim involvement fees in line with the NHS England PPV Partner Expenses and Involvement Payments Policy.

More information about these roles can be found in this application pack and via opportunities to get involved at NHS England. If you would like more information or have any questions about the role contact

To apply please use the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form .

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Friday 10 February 2023.

The NHS values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.