Specialised commissioning patient and public voice (PPV) partner roles

Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners play a crucial role in specialised services and are represented throughout our boards/committees/groups to ensure that the views of patients, carers and the public are at the heart of all we do.

Specialised Commissioning is currently recruiting several PPV partner roles, which can be found below.

NHS England is committed to promoting equality and inclusion to ensure that our PPV partners reflect and represent our diverse population. We particularly encourage people from minority communities to apply.

If you require the recruitment information in another format, please get in touch: england.voice-crg@nhs.net

Patient and public voice (PPV) partner for Specialised Commissioning Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group 

NHS England’s women and children groups in Specialised Commissioning are seeking 2 PPV partners for our Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group (CRG).

This CRG covers neonatal care and associated specialised transport for neonates. Specialist neonatal care provides a care pathway from birth for the neonate requiring resuscitation and stabilisation at delivery to delivery of care in an appropriate level of neonatal critical care facility, including neonatal intensive care units, local neonatal units and special care baby units.

We are keen to hear from people who have lived experience of neonatal critical care services as a parent or carer and are connected in with other patients or patient groups or are knowledgeable about them.

You need to be able to attend 4 online meetings per year and 1 in-person and read papers in advance. These roles attract an honorarium.

For an informal chat about this role, contact england.voice-crg@nhs.net

  • Closing date: 13 March 2024 
  • Interviews: 19 April 2024 morning

Application documents

Find out more about neonatal critical care.

Patient and public voice (PPV) partner for Individual funding request panel

NHS England’s Individual funding request (IFR) panel is seeking a new Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner to join the three other PPV Partners on this group.

Individual funding requests (IFRs) are made to NHS England by clinicians when they believe that a patient’s clinical circumstances are exceptional and because of this, they would benefit from a treatment that isn’t usually available on the NHS.

Applications are considered by an independent panel made up of doctors, nurses, public health experts, pharmacists, NHS England representatives and lay members.

You need to be able to attend 12 online meetings per year of around 4 hours duration and to read papers in advance. This PPV Partner role attracts an honorarium or involvement payment and expenses are covered.

  • Closing date: 25 February 2024
  • Interviews: 14 March 2024 afternoon and 15 March 2024 morning 

Application documents

Find out more about individual funding requests.

 

Patient and public voice (PPV) partners for Vascular diseases Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

NHS England’s Internal Medicine team in specialised commissioning is seeking two patient and public voice (PPV) partners for its Vascular diseases Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

Vascular services manage the treatment and care of patients with vascular disease relating to disorders of the arteries, veins and lymphatic system. The diseases can be managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction.

We are keen to hear from people who have lived experience of vascular disease, particularly those affected by aortic aneurysm or dissection, those who have experienced limb revascularisation and/or people with an interest in or knowledgeable about these services and who are connected in with patients.

You need to be able to attend four online meetings per year and to read papers in advance. These roles attract an honorarium and expenses are covered.

  • Closing date: 18 February 2024
  • Interviews: March 2024

Application documents

Find out more about  NHS commissioning » Vascular disease.

Patient and public voice (PPV) partner for Specialised Commissioning’s Hepatobiliary and pancreas Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

NHS England’s Internal Medicine team in Specialised Commissioning is seeking a new Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner for its Hepatobiliary and pancreas (HBP) Clinical Reference Group CRG. You’d be joining one other Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner on this group.

We are keen to hear from people who have lived experience of serious complications of cirrhosis or services for people with complex liver, biliary and pancreatic surgery or are knowledgeable about these services and are connected in with patients.

You need to be able to attend 4 online meetings per year and to read papers in advance. These roles attract an honorarium and expenses are covered.

  • Closing date: 18 February 2024
  • Interviews: 1 March 2024

Application documents

Find out more about NHS commissioning » Hepatobiliary and pancreas.

Patient and public voice (PPV) partner for Rare Diseases Advisory Group

NHS England’s Rare Diseases Advisory Group (RDAG) is seeking a new Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner to join the three other PPV Partners on this group.

RDAG makes recommendations on developing and implementing the strategy for rare diseases and highly specialised services, which are provided to around 500 patients per year.

We are really keen to hear from people who have lived experience or knowledge of or interest in rare diseases and highly specialised services and can bring a broader patient perspective.

You need to be able to attend a maximum of 4 online meetings per year and to read papers in advance. This PPV Partner role attracts an honorarium or involvement payment and expenses are covered.

  • Closing date: 19 February 2024
  • Interviews: 12 March 2024 (afternoon)

Apply documents

Find out more about the Rare Diseases Advisory Group (RDAG).

Patient and public voice (PPV) partner for Specialised Commissioning Paediatric Neurosciences Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

NHS England’s Women and Children groups in Specialised Commissioning are seeking two new Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners for our Paediatric Neurosciences Clinical reference group (CRG).

For people interested in the Paediatric Neurosciences CRG, we are keen to hear from people who have lived experience of paediatric neurosciences including neurorehabilitation, neurology, including epilepsy surgery, paediatric neurosurgery and cerebral palsy and are connected in with other patients or patient groups or are knowledgeable about them.

You need to be able to attend between 6-10 meetings per year (online) and read papers in advance. These roles attract an honorarium.

For an informal chat about this role, contact england.voice-crg@nhs.net

  • Closing date: 24 March 2024
  • Interviews: April 2024 – tbc

Application documents

Find out more NHS commissioning Paediatric Neurosciences.