Current opportunities to get involved

Patient representatives required for the Re-procurement of National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) – Specification Development Meeting

NHS England will soon be commencing the re-procurement of the contract to manage and develop the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), currently held by HQIP.  The new contract will commence from 1 April 2018.

As part of this process, we are keen to engage a wider group of stakeholders including members of the public, to help inform the tender specification. To help us with this NHS England will be a holding a specification development meeting in: Skipton House, London on Friday 8 September 2017, 2pm – 3.30pm.

We would like to include two patient representatives as part of this meeting. We are looking for people who:

  • have an interest in improving healthcare
  • have an interest in services provided in a range of settings, for example primary care and secondary care
  • be able to represent the voice of a wider group of patients, carers and / or service users

You should not have any links to potential bidders and will be required to complete a declaration of interest in advance of the meeting.

If you would like to participate, please contact Richard Arnold, Clinical Programme Lead, NHS England by emailing england.clinical-audit@nhs.net with a brief outline (less than 200 words) explaining why you would like to be involved and how you meet the above criteria.

Deadline to express your interest is by 5pm on Wednesday 30 August.

Following this, we will contact all people who have expressed an interest and inform them of the next steps.

We will cover or reimburse travel and any other reasonable expenses incurred in line with the NHS England Patient and Public Voice Partners Expenses and Involvement Payments Policy

 

NHS England’s Survey – Improving Transgender Awareness in the NHS

Are you a transgender or a non-binary person who has used NHS gynaecology services or speech and language therapy services in England in the past five years in a non-specialist hospital / clinic (outside of Gender Identity Clinics)?

Do you want to help NHS England improve transgender and non-binary people’s experiences of the NHS services?

Transgender and non-binary people can face a number of issues when accessing NHS services, ranging from front line staff using incorrect names and pronouns, to hospitals placing transgender and non-binary patients on wrong gender wards.

We want to hear about your experiences as a transgender and non-binary patient with gynaecology services and/or speech and language therapy in a non-specialist NHS hospital or clinic (outside of a specialist Gender Identity Clinic).

We will use the information that you provide to help us explore and test potential approaches for addressing concerns about lack of transgender awareness, and discrimination, in the wider NHS.

For any queries or to request the questionnaire for one or both services, please email zuzana.bates@nhs.net or call on 07730380379.

Deadline for sending your completed questionnaire is 27 August 2017.

Please return your completed questionnaires to Zuzana on the email address mentioned above or alternatively you can post it to: Zuzana Bates, NHS England, Area 3A Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, SE1 6LH.

 

Two family/carer members needed for the Learning from Deaths Programme Board

The ‘Learning after Deaths’ programme  is looking for two Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners, to join the current membership of the Programme Board. The board supports the implementation of the recommendations of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report ‘Learning, candour and accountability’ which examined the way NHS Trusts review and investigate deaths of patients in England.  It concluded that opportunities to improve care for future patients are being missed, because learning from deaths is not currently being given enough consideration in the NHS.

The Programme Board is looking for family members/carers who have lived experience of an investigation or review following the death of a loved one in NHS Commissioned Care.

The ideal candidate will have an improvement and learning focus and, a willingness to challenge as a ‘critical friend’.  An important part of the role will be the experience and/or ability to represent the user voice at national level. They will be expected to apply their skills, knowledge and experience to support the group to make decisions that will drive forward NHS England’s ambition to ensure the recommendations contained in the CQC report can be implemented in a clear and structured way.

Key skills required:

  • All applicants must be family representatives/carers who have lived experience of an investigation or review following the death of a loved one in NHS Commissioned Care.
  • Ability to gain feedback from a wider network of families and carers.
  • Ability to understand and evaluate a range of information and evidence.
  • Experience/ability to represent user voice at a national level.
  • Experience of working in partnership with healthcare or other relevant organisations or programmes.
  • Ability to display sound judgement and objectivity.
  • Have an awareness of, and commitment to, equality and diversity.
  • Understand the need for confidentiality.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Open to change.

This role attracts an involvement payment of £150 per day or £75 per half day. Further details can be found in NHS England’s patient and public voice partner expenses policy.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 11 September 2017. Interviews will be held on 26 or 27 September 2017 in Leeds.

To request an application pack please email england.nhs.participation@nhs.net or call 0113 825 0861.

 

Survivor/Public Voice (SPV) members required for the Health and Justice Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Stakeholder and Lived Experience Advisory Group

We are seeking people with lived experience of using or with relevant professional experience of SARCs to join a new national SARC Stakeholder and Lived Experience Advisory Group. 

This new group will help us develop and drive survivor and public participation in NHS England’s commissioning of sexual assault referral centres (SARCs).

As a member of this advisory group you will be part of a group of health professionals and people with lived experience of SARC services who will work together to improve the involvement of service users in our work.

As a group member you will have access to training and support and have the opportunity to engage with commissioners who make decisions around the commissioning of SARC services.

A key role for the group will be to identify and share innovation and good participation practice across SARC commissioning. The group will draw on a range of service users with lived experience, stakeholder organisations and commissioners from the regional and national teams. This advisory group will also link with the SARC Strategic Clinical Forum (SCF), which gives clinical advice and reports into the Health and Justice Clinical Reference Group (CRG).

We are looking to recruit a number of service users and professional members who have specific interest in SARC services, including:

  • Previous experience of representing people with relevant lived experience (survivors of sexual assault)
  • Lived experience or relevant stakeholder interest
  • Experience of receiving health services in a SARC setting
  • Experience of working in partnership with healthcare or other relevant organisations or programmes
  • Experience of working with health professionals and other service users to improve health services
  • Ability to gain feedback from a wider network of survivors/service users
  • Ability to understand and evaluate a range of information and evidence
  • Ability to display sound judgement and objectivity
  • Have an awareness of, and commitment to, equality and diversity
  • An understanding of the need for confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • An openness toward change

This position also offers an involvement payment of £150 per day and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses incurred in line with NHS England’s Patient and Public Participation Expenses Policy.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18 August 2017

To receive an application or to receive further information, please contact Esther Silva: esther.silva@nhs.net or call on 07730 391470.