Current opportunities to get involved

Patient and Public Voice PPV Partner for Maternity Transformation Workstream- Continuity of Carer Reference Group

Are you interested in the development and transformation of maternity care for women, babies and families?

NHS England is seeking to recruit a Service User Representative for the Maternity Transformation programme’s reference group on Continuity of Carer. This is a key role in providing the views of people who use maternity services to the Supporting Local Transformation workstream.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to women and their families in England, with the impetus of Better Births and the Maternity Transformation Programme supporting change. A key recommendation of Better Births was that the NHS should offer greater continuity of the healthcare professional supporting the woman, her baby and the family. Local Maternity Systems have been asked to make provisions in their maternity transformation plans to ensure that by 2020/21, “Most women receive continuity of the person caring for them during pregnancy, birth and postnatally, with 35% of women booked onto a continuity of carer pathway in March 2020”. The NHS Long Term Plan built in this, with commitment for the implementation of an enhanced and targeted continuity of carer model, ensuring that by 2024, 75% of women from Black/Black British Asian/Asian British communities and women from the most deprived areas will receive continuity of carer. The reference group on continuity of carer is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the above policy commitments through collaboration, support and challenge.

The Service User Voice Representative should have either personal experience of using maternity services or be in close contact with service users.  The successful Service User Voice Representative will be able to utilise the Maternity Voices Partnership. It will be an incredibly interesting and varied role for someone who is committed to improving maternity services for the benefit of the whole community.

This role requires:

  • leadership and strategic planning skills,
  • knowledge of maternity services issues and solutions,
  • an understanding of maternity-related evidence,
  • experience of service user engagement and coproduction,
  • enthusiasm for innovation and continuous improvement.

We estimate that the role will require a commitment equivalent to 10 days per year, which can be worked flexibly, aside from scheduled meetings. Under NHS England’s Patient and Public Voice policy, this is an Expert Advisor Role (Level 4) and therefore can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day and out of pocket expenses for travel and childcare. The tenure is until 31 March 2021 and will be reviewed thereafter.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact either: Verity Hawkes, Programme Support Manager, Maternity Transformation; email verity.hawkes@nhs.net or Lisa Ramsey, Service User Voice, Maternity Transformation Programme; email lisa.ramsey1@nhs.net.

To apply, and to receive the application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form e-mail: england.maternitytransformation@nhs.net

Deadline for applications is by midnight 20 September.

Interview dates and an induction for the successful candidate will be arranged.

Patient and Public Voice PPV Partner for Maternity Transformation Programme – Networked Maternal Medicine Reference Group

Are you interested in the development and transformation of maternity care for women, babies and families?

NHS England is seeking to recruit a Service User Representative for the Maternity Transformation programme’s Networked Maternal Medicine Reference Group. This is a key role in providing the views of people who use maternity services to the Supporting Local Transformation workstream.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to women and their families in England, with the impetus of Better Births and the Maternity Transformation Programme supporting change. The NHS Long Term Plan made a commitment for the establishment of Maternal Medicine Networks, operational by March 2024. The purpose of these will be to help ensure the timely identification and treatment of women with pre-existing or acute medical problems during pregnancy and contribute reducing the rate of maternal deaths. The Networked Maternal Medicine Reference Group is responsible for; overseeing the formation of the maternal medicine networks, providing constructive challenge and advising on implementation and evaluation.

The Service User Voice Representative should have either personal experience of using maternity services or be in close contact with service users.  The successful Service User Voice Representative will be able to utilise the Maternity Voices Partnership. It will be an incredibly interesting and varied role for someone who is committed to improving maternity services for the benefit of the whole community.

This role requires:

  • leadership and strategic planning skills,
  • knowledge of maternity services issues and solutions, particularly in relation to maternal medicine,
  • an understanding of maternity-related evidence, particularly relation to maternal medicine,
  • experience of service user engagement and coproduction,
  • enthusiasm for innovation and continuous improvement.

We estimate that the role will require a commitment equivalent to 10 days per year, which can be worked flexibly, aside from scheduled meetings. Under NHS England’s Patient and Public Voice policy, this is an Expert Advisor Role (Level 4) and therefore can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day and out of pocket expenses for travel and childcare. The tenure is until 31 March 2021 and will be reviewed thereafter.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact either: Verity Hawkes, Programme Support Manager, Maternity Transformation; email verity.hawkes@nhs.net or Lisa Ramsey, Service User Voice, Maternity Transformation Programme; email lisa.ramsey1@nhs.net.

To apply, and to receive the application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form e-mail: england.maternitytransformation@nhs.net

Deadline for application is by midnight 20 September.

Interview dates and an induction for the successful candidate will be arranged.

Patient and Public Voice PPV Partner for Maternity Transformation Programme – Postnatal Physiotherapy Reference Group

Are you interested in the development and transformation of maternity care for women, babies and families?

NHS England is seeking to recruit a Service User Representative for the Maternity Transformation programme’s Postnatal Physiotherapy Reference Group. This is a key role in providing the views of people who use maternity services to the Supporting Local Transformation workstream.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to women and their families in England, with the impetus of Better Births and the Maternity Transformation Programme supporting change. The NHS Long Term Plan made commitments to ‘improve access to postnatal physiotherapy to support women who need it to recover from birth’ and to ensure that women have access to multidisciplinary pelvic health clinics and pathways across England via referral.’ and a Reference Group is being convened to advise on delivery.

The Service User Voice Representative should have either personal experience of using maternity services or be in close contact with service users.  The successful Service User Voice Representative will be able to utilise the Maternity Voices Partnership. It will be an incredibly interesting and varied role for someone who is committed to improving maternity services for the benefit of the whole community.

This role requires:

  • leadership and strategic planning skills,
  • knowledge of maternity services issues and solutions in particular regarding pelvic health,
  • an understanding of maternity-related evidence in particular regarding pelvic health,
  • experience of service user engagement and coproduction,
  • enthusiasm for innovation and continuous improvement.

We estimate that the role will require a commitment equivalent to 10 days per year, which can be worked flexibly, aside from scheduled meetings. Under NHS England’s Patient and Public Voice policy, this is an Expert Advisor Role (Level 4) and therefore can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day and out of

pocket expenses for travel and childcare. The tenure is until 31 March 2021 and will be reviewed thereafter.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact either:

Verity Hawkes, Programme Support Manager, Maternity Transformation; email verity.hawkes@nhs.net or Lisa Ramsey, Service User Voice, Maternity Transformation Programme; email lisa.ramsey1@nhs.net.

To apply, and to receive the application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form e-mail: england.maternitytransformation@nhs.net

Deadline for application is by midnight 20 September.

Interview dates and an induction for the successful candidate will be arranged.

PPV needed for Patient and Public Voices Forum- NHS Cancer Programme

The NHS Cancer Programme exists to improve early diagnosis, survival, quality of life and patient experience for people with cancer across England. Our Patient and Public Voices Forum allows the NHS Cancer Programme to be shaped by patient, carer and family perspectives.

We are looking for people across England, who are passionate about the NHS, and can spare a few days this year to help us transform cancer services.

For an information pack and details of how to apply please contact Kaz Obuka: kalu.obuka1@nhs.net  or call 075775544914

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 September 2019.