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Patient and public voice partners

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) is looking to recruit four patients or carers to become Patient and Public Voice Partners (PPV Partners).

We are seeking one PPV partner to join the NWCSP Board and a further three PPV Partners for each of our Clinical Workstreams (Stop the pressure (pressure ulcers); Lower limb ulcers (leg and foot ulcers); and Surgical wounds.

Applicants need to be patients or carers with experience of pressure ulcers, lower limb ulcers or surgical wounds.   

The key missions for the NWCSP are to develop:

  • Recommendations about how to improve patient care;
  • Better ways to obtain wound care dressings and other treatments for wounds;
  • Better education and information for people who deliver wound care and for patients and carers
  • Better ways of measuring what is happening to help improve care

 

More information about the NWCSP can be found on its website

These voluntary roles involve two-monthly meetings with some occasional advisory input between meetings.  Ideally, the PPV partners will attend these meetings but dial in facilities will be available.   The Board meetings are held in London but the locations of the other meetings are flexible and the needs of the PPV member will be considered. These roles attract an involvement payment and reimbursement for reasonable expenses such as travel.

If you are interested and require further information please contact Joanne Healey, HR Coordinator at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN  or phone 07951 386920 for an information pack and application form.

Closing date for completed applications to be returned is Monday 21st October 2019 at 12 noon.