RECRUITING NOW: Patient and Public Voice representatives for members of National Patient Safety Committees

Closing date for this opportunity: 2nd December 2013

The Patient Safety team in NHS England are currently recruiting a number of Patient and Public Voice (PPV) representatives to sit on six Patient Safety Expert Groups and on the national Patient Safety Steering Group.

Jump to application form / documentation downloads

The application form and information pack for the Expert Groups and for the Steering Group are attached above. The closing date to apply for either/or both the Steering Group and the Expert Groups is the 2nd December 2013. Interviews for the national Patient Safety Steering group only will be held on the 9th January 2014.

Further details about the Patient Safety Expert Groups

The six Expert Groups cover the following areas:

  1. Children and Young People,
  2. Medical Specialties,
  3. Mental Health,
  4. Primary Care,
  5. Surgical Services,
  6. Womens Health

The Expert Groups have been established by NHS England to provide senior clinical advice to the commissioning system, support NHS England’s priorities in patient safety and lead on the development and dissemination of advice and guidance for both commissioners and providers.

Membership of the groups will be multi-stakeholder and include representation from relevant colleges and associations in England, patient and public voice representatives, and a representative CCG. PPV members will play a key role in bringing a patient and public perspective to the discussions. PPV members will ensure that there is a strong patient and public voice in both identifying priority safety issues and any subsequent development work.

Further details about the national Patient Safety Steering Group

The Patient safety Steering Group provides an overarching framework to the Patient Safety Expert Groups and will:

  • Provide oversight of and an accountability framework for the work of the Patient Safety Expert Groups.
  • Ensure effective alignment of activity between the whole commissioning system and NHS England’s Patient Safety Expert Groups.
  • Consider and approve proposed activity to be undertaken as identified by the Patient Safety Expert Groups.
  • Promote collaborative working and consistency in activities between the Patient Safety Expert Groups.

Applicants to become PPV representatives will need to demonstrate an interest in patient safety or any of the specialties listed above. You will also need to demonstrate experience of championing patient and public voice in similar forums and will have the confidence to be able to engage in strategic discussions with a senior group of stakeholders. The skills and experience required for both positions are listed in the respective Applicant Information Packs.

You can use the same application form to apply to one or more Patient Safety Expert Groups, you can also use the same form to apply to become a patient and public voice member on the national Patient Safety Steering Group. However these groups have different skills and experience required so if you are applying for both groups please make sure that you demonstrate all of these skills in your application form.

Please return your form by 2nd December 2013 to Kumba Jaiteh at kumba.jaiteh@nhs.net. We will acknowledge receipt of your form. Interviews for the national Patient Safety Steering group only will be held on the 9th January 2014.

Supporting documentation/forms for download:

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