Current opportunities to get involved

Join the Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Forum, and help put people and communities at the heart of the NHS Cancer Programme

The NHS Cancer Programme exists to improve early diagnosis, survival, quality of life and patient experience for people with cancer.

Forum members will:

  • help the programme consider and prioritise the needs of people and communities;
  • advise on involving people in designing new systems, policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • champion the programme’s outcomes within their networks; and
  • build links with local communities, people affected by cancer, patient groups, and carers so their views may be reflected.

The Forum will meet twice a year, with further opportunities to be involved in work outside these meetings.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 April 2019.

The Forum will have its first meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2019 in London.

For further information and to receive the application pack, please email


Clinical Reference Groups vacancies

NHS England Specialised Commissioning is recruiting Public Patient Voice members to its Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs). CRGs bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the best ways that specialised services should be provided, advice on the development of service specifications, commissioning policies, identifying innovation and improving quality.

We have the following vacancies, 3 year tenures commencing in October 2019.

CRG Code CRG Number of vacancies
A01 Specialised Respiratory 3
A02 Hepatobiliary & Pancreas 3
A03 Specialised Endocrinology 3
A04 Vascular Disease 1
A05 Cardiac Services 2
A06 Renal Services 2
A09 Specialised Rheumatology 1
B01 Radiotherapy 3
B02 Chemotherapy 3
B05 Children & Young People Cancer 3
C01 Specialised Mental Health 1
C02 Adult Secure 3
C04 Perinatal Mental Health 3
D01 Rehabilitation & Disability 2
D02 Major Trauma 1
D03 Spinal Services 2
D04 Neurosciences 2
D05 Adult Critical Care 2
D06 Specialised ENT & Ophthalmology 1
D07 Specialised Pain 1
E02 Paediatric Surgery 2
E04 Paediatric Neurosciences 2
E05 Congenital Heart Services 3
E06 Metabolic Disorders 2
E07 Paediatric Intensive Care 2
E09 Specialised Women’s Services 2
F01 Blood & Marrow Transplantation 2
F02 Blood Disorders 1
F03 HIV 2
F04 Infectious Diseases 1
F05 Haemoglobin – opathies 1
F06 Immunology & Allergy 1
H01 Gender Dysphoria 1
J01 Medicines Optimisation 2

For more information visit the National Programmes of Care and Clinical Reference Groups webpage.

Deadline for applications is 11.59pm Sunday 28 April 2019.

To apply, please download the application form and return to clearly stating in the subject box which CRG you are applying for.

Any further queries, please email us:

NHS England is always looking to increase their stakeholder lists as specialised services and policies come up for review.  Patients, professionals and clinicians expertise is invaluable during consultation in the strive to improve quality, innovation and efficiency in service provision. Please sign up.

NHS 111/Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Patient Engagement Workshop – Birmingham

We would like to invite patient representatives based in the Midlands and East of England to come along to our NHS 111/Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) patient engagement workshop in Birmingham on 30 April 2019.

The workshop will talk through the current NHS 111/IUC system, aims for the future and will allow patients to share their views and experiences of IUC/NHS 111. Details about the workshop can be found on the registration link.

In the coming months, we will be holding similar workshops across the country, details of this will be shared closer to time.