Specialised Commissioning Patient and Public Voice (PPV) roles

Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners play a crucial role in specialised services and are represented across the board on our advisory groups and governance structures to ensure that the views of patients, carers and the public are at the heart of all we do.

Specialised Services are currently recruiting to a range of vacancies for PPV partners. NHS England and NHS Improvement are committed to promoting equality and inclusion to ensure that our PPV partners reflect and represent our diverse population, and particularly encourage people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to apply.

Programme of Care (PoC) vacancies

The National Programme of Care (PoC) are service-based programmes reporting into the Senior Management Team of NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Specialised Commissioning Directorate.

PPV representation will bring important views, perspective and challenge into the NHS England and NHS Improvement Programmes of Care. This role is essential in championing a public, service user, patient and/or carer viewpoint, ensuring that the needs of the population are met through the outcomes of the programme.  The PPV members would be expected to operate at a Non-Executive Director skill level.

Current vacancies are:

Application documents

Closing date: Tuesday 22 September 2020

For further information please email england.voice-crg@nhs.net

Clinical Reference Group (CRG) vacancies

NHS England Specialised Commissioning is recruiting Public and 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.

Current vacancies are:

  • PPV Member: Internal Medicine – Hepatobiliary and Pancreas
  • PPV Member: Internal Medicine – Vascular Disease
  • PPV Member: Internal Medicine – Specialised Colorectal Services
  • PPV Member: Trauma – Major Trauma
  • PPV Member: Women and Childrens – Paediatric Surgery
  • PPV Member: Women and Childrens – Specialised Women’s Services
  • PPV Member: Women and Childrens – Paediatric Intensive Care
  • PPV Member: Women and Childrens – Neonatal Intensive Care
  • PPV Member: Blood & Infection – Haemoglobinopathies
  • PPV Member: Cancer – Specialised Cancer Surgery
  • PPV Member: Gender Dysphoria
  • PPV Member: Trauma – Rehabilitation and Disability

Application documents

Closing date: Tuesday 22 September 2020

For further information please email england.voice-crg@nhs.net

Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPVAG) Independent Member vacancies

NHS England and NHS Improvement Specialised Commissioning is recruiting independent members to the Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPVAG).

The role of the PPVAG is to provide assurance around communication and engagement plans supporting key areas of work within the Specialised Commissioning Directorate. PPVAG is seeking applicants who can bring expertise in communications, our legal duties to involve patients and the public and good practice in engagement techniques and assurance processes.

Application documents

Closing date: Tuesday 22 September 2020

For further information please email england.voice-crg@nhs.net

National Haemoglobinopathy Register (NHR) Steering Group

Plans are underway to update the NHR, a clinical register with details of all patients in England living with an inherited anaemia, and a steering group has been set up to oversee this project. We are now looking for PPV partners with lived experience of sickle cell, thalassaemia or other rare inherited anaemias, to join the group and ensure patient views and concerns are central to our plans.

Application documents

Closing date: Midday, Friday 25 September 2020

Please submit your application, and any questions about these roles to england.npoc-bloodandinfection@nhs.net

In this film you can hear from existing PPV Partners and why they got involved in designing and developing specialised services. We will advertise future vacancies here as they become available.