Learning for patients and the public

Introduction to being a Patient and Public Voice Partner

NHS England Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners’ Induction Webinars

Who is it for? New NHS England Patient and Public Voice Partners sitting on NHS England boards and advisory groups (specifically PPV Partners acting in an individual capacity rather than those representing charities and other groups). The webinar reviews some of the content of the PPV Partners’ Welcome Pack; and includes:

  • An overview of NHS England and the role of PPV Partners
  • Signposting to potential further development opportunities

Type of learning: An online meeting – webinar

Duration of course: 1 hour

Course dates:
Wednesday 2 August at 12.30pm
Wednesday 13 September at 10am
Wednesday 11 October at 10am

How to apply: For further information and to register for a session, please contact Thomas Chalk, Public Engagement Account Manager t.chalk@nhs.net  PPV Partners’ policy area mentors are welcome to attend the webinar too.

Evidencing the Need for Change in the Health and Social Care Environment (ENCHSCE)

Who is it for? Current NHS volunteers, who want to learn how to find, interpret and present data to improve health and social care.
Course objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to find relevant data sources; understand statistical terms and how to use data and make a case for change. A course outline is available.
Type of learning: An online course with tutor support.
Duration of course: 12 weeks.
Assessment: 30 hours of online study and production of a report to show your learning.
Accreditation: The course is run by Engage for Change and is accredited by Certa.
Course dates: Ongoing
How to apply: Email england.ppve-learning@nhs.net for an application form and more information about the course. Please tell us the course you are interested in applying for in your email.
Before you apply: Please note places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. Participants are asked to pay a deposit to the course provider to secure a place. The deposit is refunded on completion of the course.

Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment (UHSCE)

Who is it for? NHS volunteers who have and interest in understanding the health and social care environment and / or with responsibility for improving the health of communities. A  course outline is available.
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.
Accreditation: The course is run by Engage for Change and is accredited by Certa.
Course date: Ongoing
How to apply: Email england.ppve-learning@nhs.net for an application form and more information about the course. Please tell us the course you are interested in applying for in your email.
Before you apply: Please note places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. Participants are asked to pay a deposit to the course provider to secure a place. The deposit is refunded on completion of the course.

Facilitation and Engagement in the Health and Social Care Environment (FEHSCE)

Who is it for? Current NHS volunteers, who want to develop skills and techniques for working with seldom heard groups to improvement health and social care. A course outline is available.
Course objectives: By the end of the course participants will understand the barriers to engagement faced by seldom heard groups and how these might be overcome. They will also improve their knowledge of facilitation techniques and understand the role of a facilitator.
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.
Accreditation: The course is run by Engage for Change and is accredited by Certa.
Course dates: Ongoing
How to apply: Email england.ppve-learning@nhs.net for an application form and more information about the course. Please tell us the course you are interested in applying for in your email.
Before you apply: Please note places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. Participants are asked to pay a deposit to the course provider to secure a place. The deposit is refunded on completion of the course.

Empowering citizens and patients to participate

Who is it for? Patients and members of the public who want to find out more about the health system and how they can get involved in shaping it.
Type of learning: Workshop materials to run local workshops.
Duration of course: Half day.
Course dates: Can be held at a time to suit you.
How to apply: Download the workshop resources and run the workshop yourself for free, or contact South East Commissioning Support Unit about a facilitated session.