Specialised Commissioning Patient and Public Voice (PPV) roles

Closing date for current recruitment: Sunday 24 January 2021

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, all of which can be found below.

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

NHS England and NHS Improvement Specialised Commissioning is recruiting Patient Public Voice (PPV) partners to its Programmes of Care (PoCs).

PoCs 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.

PPV partners are able to claim an involvement fee for this role.

Current vacancies available are:

Application documents

Closing date: Sunday 24 January 2021

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

Clinical Reference Group (CRG) vacancies

NHS England and NHS Improvement Specialised Commissioning is recruiting Patient Public Voice (PPV) partners 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.

PPV partners are able to claim an involvement fee for this role.

Current vacancies available are:

Application documents

Closing date: Sunday 24 January 2021

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.

PPV partners are able to claim an involvement fee for this role.

Application documents

Closing date: Sunday 24 January 2021

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

Rare Diseases Advisory Group (RDAG) vacancies

NHS England and NHS Improvement Specialised Commissioning is recruiting Patient Public Voice (PPV) members to the Rare Diseases Advisory Group (RDAG).

RDAG makes recommendations to NHS England and NHS Improvement and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on developing and implementing the strategy for rare disease and highly specialised services. Highly specialised services are provided to a smaller number of patients compared to specialised services; fewer than 500 patients per year. For this reason they are typically best delivered nationally through a very small number of centres of excellence. Examples of highly specialised services include Heart & Lung and Liver Transplant Services, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Proton Beam Therapy for some cancers.

PPV partners are able to claim an involvement fee for this role.

Application documents

Closing date: Sunday 24 January 2021

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

Programme Board for Gender Dysphoria Services Independent Member vacancies

NHS England and NHS Improvement Specialised Commissioning is recruiting independent members to the Programme Board for Gender Dysphoria Services.

The role of the Board is to lead the review of specialised gender identity services across England. The Programme Board makes recommendations to the Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group for the future delivery and configuration of specialised services for adults, young people and children, with a view to achieving the optimal models of care that are characterised by timely and equitable access to the range of available interventions; consistent delivery models and excellent care and patient experience.

PPV partners are able to claim an involvement fee for this role.

Application documents

Closing date: Sunday 24 January 2021

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