Current opportunities to get involved

Patient and Public Voice expert advisors needed for NHSX work

NHSX is recruiting two Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Expert Advisors to make sure that citizens’ voices are heard, considered and responded to at every level of our work.

As a PPV Expert Advisor, you will provide advice and challenge on patient involvement to our Senior Leadership Team as well as sitting on and advising a number of our key programme boards; likely to include the NHS App, NHS login and NHS.UK.

All applicants must have a commitment to improving patient experience and developing excellent public participation, as well as a sound knowledge of digital, data and technology in transforming services and developing new models of care. Applicants will bring board-level experience or equivalent leadership skills. They should also have a strategic healthcare focus ideally within a digital, data or technology context, their personal experience of health and care (either as a patient or carer), a strong intellect, commercial and political astuteness, and a willingness to challenge at all levels.

You can download the application pack and job specification and for any other queries contact Tristan McKenna at tristan.mckenna@nhsx.nhs.uk.

Deadline for applications is by midnight on 29 November 2019. 

 

Seeking a public perspective on vaccination services

NHS England and NHS Improvement (London) are looking for three individuals to join the London Immunisation Partnership Board as Lay Members for one year (April 2020 to April 2021) to represent the voices of vaccination service users in London.

This is an exciting opportunity to help improve immunisation coverage and quality of vaccination services across London. NHS England and NHS Improvement are responsible for 19 publicly funded population-based programmes covering vaccinations given in pregnancy to flu vaccinations for the over 65s. They also include MMR and meningitis vaccines given to children and adolescents.

We are looking for people who understand the importance of immunisation coverage and who are willing to help improve vaccine uptake in London. This understanding can be gained from:

  • personal experience
  • as a relative or unpaid carer of someone at risk of vaccine-preventable disease (e.g. immunocompromised child, pneumonia for a COPD patient)
  • as an advocate, volunteer or officer of a relevant charity or organisation.

The London Immunisation Partnership Board meets 4 times a year (every 3 months) in Wellington House, Waterloo, London. The board is responsible for developing London’s immunisation strategy to protect Londoners from vaccine-preventable diseases and oversee its implementation. It also ensures that NHS England & Improvement (London) are commissioning programmes in line with World Health Organisation guidelines to improve immunisation coverage and reduce health inequalities in vaccination uptake.

All lay members will be provided with online training and a paid half-day induction to the immunisation programmes.

The Lay Member role is a paid role due to the time commitment and the work required. This will be £75 plus travel expenses for every board meeting attended. As a Lay Member, you will be expected to commit to the following for each Board meeting:

  • Read papers for the Board before the meeting (two to four) hour commitment
  • Attend Board meetings in London (two-hour commitment)
  • Use your personal experience and judgement to actively contribute to improving the quality and consistency of vaccination services provided by the NHS.
  • Ensure the voices of patients and the public are heard in quality improvement initiatives to improve vaccination uptake.

You can download the PPV application and PPV application information and to find out more about the role, please email catherine.heffernan@nhs.net or jack.copas@nhs.net.

Deadline for application is 31 December, 2019.