Current opportunities to get involved

Patient and Public Voice Partners needed for Quality of Life after cancer treatment project

NHS England is seeking to recruit Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners to join the Steering Group for the Quality of Life after cancer treatment project. The group has been established to support NHS England to deliver a pilot project. The aim of the pilot project is to test whether collecting data about Quality of Life from cancer patients can help us to better understand quality of life after cancer.

The role of  PPV Partners on the committee will be to:

  • Represent a range of people affected by cancer who use health services in England.
  • Use their experience and knowledge to provide advice on how proposals may impact on people with cancer.
  • Draw on the views and experience of other cancer support or community groups (if they are a member), so that the work is informed by a broad range of perspectives.
  • Constructively challenge the thinking of healthcare professionals where/when necessary.

PPV Partners can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day (more than four hours) or £75 per half day (four hours or less) for an estimated commitment of six days per year. NHS England will reimburse standard rate travel expenses and subsistence in line with the NHS England Patient and Public Voice Expenses policy. Membership of the group is for 12 months initially, at which point membership will be reviewed.

The deadline for applications is Friday 15 February 2019.

For more information, or to request an application pack, please contact bijal.purohit@nhs.net

 

Patient and Public Voice Members needed for Individual Funding Request Panel

NHS England is looking for three Patient and Public Voice (PPV) members to join its Individual Funding Request (IFR) Panel.

The panel considers funding treatments for people’s individual cases in line with the NHS England IFR Standard Operating Procedure and national IRF Policy. This ensures that all requests are considered in a consistent, fair and transparent way, with decisions based on the available clinical evidence and NHS England commissioning principles.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and commitment, and to have a high-level understanding and interest in healthcare issues, NHS England and the wider environment in which it operates.

We would expect panel members to actively participate in discussions so that a full discussion about each case takes place, enabling a balance between the needs of the individual and equity and fairness for the population. They will bring an independent judgement and experience from a citizen perspective and apply this to the benefit of IFR decision making.

If you are interested in working with NHS England, then please email england.voice-crg@nhs.net for further information.

The closing date for all applications is midnight Sunday 17 February 2019. Interviews will be held on 1 March 2019.