Current opportunities to get involved

Service User Board Member for the Regional Maternity Transformation Programme (MTP) Board

NHS England (South) is seeking to recruit a Service User Board Member and it is a key role in providing women’s views to the South MTP Board and steering the development of either a South West or South East Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVP) network.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to women and their families in the South of England, with the impetus of Better Births and the Maternity Transformation Programme supporting change.

This role requires leadership and strategic planning skills, knowledge of maternity services issues, experience of service user involvement and enthusiasm for innovation and continuous improvement.

We estimate that the role will require a commitment equivalent to 18 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 3) role and therefore can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day and out of pocket expenses. As these are locality based positions we are seeking two individuals, one each locality, to fulfil the role. The tenure is until 31st March 2020 and will be reviewed thereafter.

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

Jenny Hughes, Regional Maternity Lead: email:  or Barbara Goss, Maternity Programme Manager:

Deadline for application is midnight 8 May 2018. To apply, please ask for the application form and send the completed application form and Equal opportunities monitoring form by e-mail to

Opportunity to become a Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner on the GP Patient Survey Steering Group

The GP Patient Survey (GPPS) is an England-wide annual postal survey which asks people about their experiences of local general practice services. It is sent to over 2 million patients.

The survey is managed by project teams at Ipsos MORI, who are the contractor for the survey, and by NHS England. The GPPS Steering Group is jointly run by NHS England and Ipsos MORI and provides the opportunity for key stakeholders to be kept advised on the survey, and to provide views on the development, analysis and reporting of the survey to ensure it is fit for purpose.

We are looking for another PPV Partner to sit on the steering group to increase patient representation on it and would love to hear from anyone who might be interested in this role. It is an exciting time to join the group as there have been a number of changes to the survey, with the inclusion of 16-17 years olds in the sample for the first time and extensive re-development of the questionnaire in line with the changes to service delivery in primary care.

If you would like to express an interest in this role you will need to have:

  • related experience or knowledge of general practice, this could be as a user of GP services;
  • the ability to be a critical friend;
  • the ability to understand and evaluate a range of information and evidence.

You do not require professional knowledge of general practice or using survey data.

The group meets three to four times a year in London, the next meeting being on 28 June at the Ipsos MORI offices at Tower Hill in London. Expenses will be covered in line with the NHS England PPV Partners expenses policy.

Please include in your expression of interest your reasons for applying for this role and how your experience or skills would fit this role on the steering group.

To request further information, including the group’s terms of reference, or to express your interest in the role please email

The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 11 May 2018.