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Expert by Experience – Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme

Part time
We’re looking for patients, carers (paid or unpaid carers), family members and loved ones to join a new advisory panel as part of the new Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme at UCLPartners
Salary: £25 an hour

Closing date:
13 December 2021


It is widely recognised that involving patients, carers and families in the planning and delivery of care is essential, and this has been highlighted in the NHS Constitution which sets it as a priority for the NHS.  At UCLPartners, we have a strong ethos of patient and public involvement and have an expert team who provide all our programmes with guidance and support on how to involve patient partners and families/carers in the design and delivery of our wide range of programmes.

Programme background:

The National Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme is a 3-year programme commissioned by NHS England and Improvement and delivered by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England. UCLPartners is the AHSN that covers north central and northeast London, parts of Essex, parts of Hertfordshire and parts of Bedfordshire

The role

This is a new national programme, and we are looking to recruit up to 10 people on a part-time basis to help ensure that the views of patients, carers and families are at the heart of the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme, informing relevant discussions and decision-making.

We are interested in hearing from people with lived experience of using inpatient Mental Health Services within the last five years – either as a patient, carer or family member – or those who have relevant experience with the programme priorities.

You will either live in or have received care in the UCLPartners region (which covers northeast and north central London, south and west Hertfordshire, south Bedfordshire and southwest and mid Essex) or have a connection with the area. We are particularly keen to hear from people from under-represented communities (for example, people with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ communities) and people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Find out more and apply

To find out more and how to apply, click here