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NHS Innovation Accelerator Operational Group Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Lay Member

Part time until March 2023
We are looking for a patient and/ or carer representative to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Operational Group.
Salary: Reimbursement policy under review

Closing date:
31 January 2022

The role

We are looking for a patient and/ or carer representative to join the NIA Operational Group. The PPV lay member will contribute to the operational delivery of the NIA programme and help ensure that the voices and perspectives of
patients and carers remain central to that task.

The Operational Group reports into the NIA Programme Board, chaired by Professor Stephen Powis, which oversees the strategic delivery of the programme. There are two PPV lay members on the Group. We welcome applications from representatives from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

About the NIA


The NIA aims to deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit. More recently the NIA was highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan.


The NIA involves an annual, national competition in which individuals from a range of different backgrounds apply for funding to help advance an innovation they have developed. Successful applicants are termed NIA Fellows. The focus of the competition changes each year, in response to relevant innovation needs in the NHS. For example, this year the Call has asked for applications relating to equity of access, early detection and proactive care.

About the NIA Operational Group

The NIA Operational Group supports the Programme Board, who provides direction, oversight and support to enable successful delivery of the NIA. Meeting quarterly, the main purposes of the Operational Group is to support the strategic direction of the programme by identifying the best ways to implement policies, identifying important topics to bring to the Board and making decisions on operational issues affecting the running of the programme.

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