Learning for patients and the public (accredited courses)

Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment (UHSCE)

Who is it for? NHS volunteers who have an interest in understanding the health and social care environment and/or with responsibility for improving the health of communities.
Course objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to recognise the key stakeholders in the health and social care environment and understand how to influence them. Participants will be able to use appropriate tools and methods to influence health and social care.
Type of learning: Online course with a full day face-to-face assessment session.
Duration of course: 12 weeks.
Assessment:  30 hours of study and a final assessment session.
Course date: Ongoing
How to apply: To register interest in this course, please email england.ppve-learning@nhs.net.

The next round of the UHSCE training course commences on 22 January 2019 and 26 February.

Applications are open.

Before you apply: Participants are asked to pay a deposit to the course provider to secure a place. The deposit is refunded on completion of the course.

Coaching/mentoring offer – for people representing patient voice in the NHS

NHS England has developed a coaching/mentoring development opportunity for Patient and Public Voice partners (PPVs). We are offering places to PPVs who are currently volunteering with NHS England or are supporting transformation programmes in Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) or Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) on a regular basis. The coaching would be provided by accredited employee coaches who also coach and mentor NHS England employees.

How to apply: To register, please contact england.ppve-learning@nhs.net