We want to make sure you feel fully supported in your role as a PPV Partner and that you’re able to have the greatest impact possible. We provide this national learning and support offer where you can access training, e-learning, coaching and additional resources to help you in your role. This is as well as the support you can access from your hiring manager.
Ask your hiring manager to help you choose the options that work best for you.
As part of your recruitment and induction as a PPV Partner your hiring manager should have a conversation with you to ensure you both have the right equipment (for example a laptop and internet data) and the confidence and skills needed to take part in any meetings that are held online.
We’re working with Starting Point, a Community Learning Partnership, to help PPV Partners across the organisation to access the digital devices and data that will support them to undertake their role.
Ask your hiring manager or contact email@example.com to make use of this service.
Citizens Advice – benefits advice
Involvement payments are classed as a form of income by HMRC and are subject to deductions including tax and National Insurance (depending on individuals’ circumstances).
NHS England is not able to provide benefits advice (or any other financial advice) to PPV Partners. However, we fund Citizens Advice Bedford to provide a confidential helpline to resolve any benefit concerns that arise from receiving involvement payments and/or expenses for being involved in our work
Find out how to access the benefits advice helpline on the FutureNHS Collaboration Platform.
Patient and Public Voice Partner Network
We recognise the benefit of being able to connect with people doing similar PPV Partner roles to you so have created an online PPV Partner network: Patient and Public Voice Partner Network – #StartWithPeople – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform
The PPV Partner Network is a safe space for members who are passionate about sharing knowledge, resources and support with one another. Have a look around the site to see what is on offer, and if you have any questions – please ask!
If you are not a member, request to join the PPV Partner network!
Patient and Public Voice Partner drop-in sessions
Come to an open drop-in session, hosted by the People and Communities Team, to peer support and network with PPV partners.
Drop-ins take place at 9.30am on the last Tuesday of the month and are optional. You will not be able to claim an involvement payment for attending.
- Tuesday 27 February 2024, 9.30am to 10.30am – register to attend
- Tuesday 26 March 2024, 9.30am to 10.30am – register to attend
We have a coaching programme for NHS England colleagues which can also be accessed by PPV Partners. This is a free, voluntary development opportunity, so you will not receive an involvement payment for participating.
Coaching can be work-related, e.g. supporting you to maximise the impact of your PPV Partner role, or it can support personal development, e.g., building confidence. It isn’t related to performance management and is confidential between coach and coachee.
Find out how to access the coaching offer on the PPV Partner network.
As part of your mandatory training, you should complete three e-learning modules:
- Equality and Diversity
- Information governance
You can claim one day’s involvement payment for completing these e-learning modules.
You can request access to the training by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the mandatory modules, PPV Partners can access these optional e-learning modules:
- Recognising and supporting carers
- Commissioning together
- Using social media to engage effectively with people and communities
- Getting to grips with data and information in the NHS
- Developing excellent relationships to maximise the impact of patient and public voice
- High-impact communication skills for meetings.
Please register your interest by contacting email@example.com
Influence and Impact course
What is it?
This course is for people who are involved with NHS England as a Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner in an expert advisor role. The course will be three half days of interactive learning over Zoom, with a focus on how to influence change and how to develop skills and confidence to make the most of your PPV partner role.
|Exploring Patient and Public Voice in the integrated health and care system
|By the end of this module participants will understand more about how health and care is organised in England, and where Patient and Public Voice partners can contribute to make a difference – where can you influence.
|Patient and Public Voice Partner roles and responsibilities
|By the end of this module participants will gain a clear and shared understanding of the role and key responsibilities of a Patient and Public Voice partner – why and what.
|Partnership and influence
|By the end of this module participants will have explored effective skills for influence and collaboration through partnership working – how.
How do I book onto a course?
You will need to attend all three modules of the course.
- Module 1 – Thursday 1 February 2024 9:30am – 12:30pm
- Module 2 – Tuesday 6 February 2024 9:30am – 12:30pm
- Module 3 – Wednesday 14 February 2024 9:30am – 12:30pm
If you have any questions about the course, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions