Patient and Public Voice Expert Advisers needed for four Direct Commissioning Committees, NHS England and NHS Improvement South West

NHS England and NHS Improvement South West is looking for eight people to join four committees as patient and public voice expert advisors for the Direct Commissioning directorate.

Applicants must want to make a difference and help ensure our commissioning is informed by those who use and care about our services so they are of the highest quality and safety. Applicants will bring some involvement experience, with a willingness to challenge and develop healthcare knowledge.

The Direct Commissioning team are responsible for planning and buying (commissioning) primary care (dental, pharmacy and optometry services), public health section 7a screening and immunisation and child health information (CHIS) services, specialised services and health care in prisons and secure settings.

PPV Expert Advisers can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day (for those people not representing or supported by an organisation) for an estimated time commitment of 10 days per year. This is in line with the NHS England Patient and Public Voice Expenses policy. Membership of the group is for 12 months initially, at which point membership will be reviewed.

For an information pack and details of how to apply please email or call Lou Farbus on 07796 947074. The closing date for applications is 6 December 2019.