An opportunity to design and improve services in Walsall’s Manor Hospital and the community is being offered through the creation of Patient Involvement Partners.
These partners will work alongside Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust leaders and will become ambassadors for patient experience and engagement.
Garry Perry, Associate Director – Patient Relations & Experience, said the longer term aim was to set up a Patient Involvement Council which the partners will be instrumental in driving forward.
“This is an exciting and interesting opportunity that will allow the public to really get involved in their local services and help us better collaborate to represent all patients from all backgrounds and all communities,” he said.
“We’re looking for dependable, responsible people who are confident to express their views and are able to listen to and understand a variety of viewpoints. They will need to be able to read and process papers from relevant meetings and have clear written and verbal communication skills. We need people who are committed to the improvement of healthcare services and motivated to be part of any changes.
“We want partners to be able to contribute in face to face and virtual meetings – we will obviously follow COVID-19 guidance to minimise infection risk during the ongoing pandemic.
To apply visit Walsall Healthcare’s website https://www.walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/work-with-us/volunteering/
All applications for Patient Involvement Partners are made through the better impact website.
Potential applicants will be invited to a selection event or interview. Here we will ask about why you want to be a volunteer and what skills and expertise you can bring to the role. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you have.