Could you be a Patient and Public Partner for Surrey Heartlands?

We are actively seeking Patient and Citizen Partners to work with us to co-design services. 

Could you be a Patient and Public Partner for Surrey Heartlands?

The answer might be yes. If you feel you can stand for the views of people who are using or may use a healthcare service, you could fit the role. You might be a carer to someone, a friend or family member or a patient yourself.

The patient and public voice is central to developing a future ready NHS. Co-design and involvement are key as we move into a new post pandemic era of healthcare transformation, with a greater emphasis on reducing inequalities, engaging our communities, and collaborating with partners.

Surrey Heartlands is committed to co-designing services with diverse groups of patients and the public. This involvement brings a wealth of insight, perspectives, and experiences to our programmes. Patient and Public Partners challenge the way our commissioners think and help us innovate and improve. This makes services more responsive to people’s needs, improves access to services as well as improving patient experiences and health outcomes. There are lots of areas for involvement from Urgent and Emergency Care, Medicines Safety, Mental Health, and so much more.

Becoming a Patient and Public Partner can be hugely rewarding, not just as a role which supports the improvement of health services for local populations, but also as a role which can support your own personal development.

What we can offer you:

  • Expenses and depending on the level of time commitment an involvement payment
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Access to the Patient and Public Partner Network
  • Access to in-house training

What the role can offer you:

  • Induction and training for your Patient and Public Partner role
  • Experience of decision making and strategic planning
  • Involvement in senior level committees
  • An insight into how services are commissioned in healthcare

Although this is a voluntary role, you will be an equal partner in the decision-making process. Your perspective and views will be valued, and we will offer you any support or reasonable adjustments you need to actively participate in discussions and the preparation involved.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please contact our engagement team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information on current Patient and Public Partner roles will shortly be listed below.

 

 

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