Coaching/mentoring offer - for people representing patient voice in the NHS

NHS England has developed a coaching/mentoring development opportunity for Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners. They are offering places to PPV partners who are currently volunteering with NHS England or are supporting transformation through their volunteering with Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) or Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) on a regular basis. The coaching/mentoring will be provided by accredited employee coach/mentors who also coach or mentor NHS England employees.

This development opportunity is aimed at strengthening patient voice. Initially there are 20 places available. This opportunity does not attract any type of payment. Expenses incurred will be covered as per NHS England's expenses guidance and paid by the Public Participation team at NHS England; these are expected to be minimal as the majority of the sessions will be conducted by telephone/skpe wherever possible.

Criteria to apply

• It is anticipated that you would have been volunteering for a minimum of 6 months representing patient voice (less will be considered if you feel you have had enough time in the role to have something you wish to receive coaching/mentoring on)

• Location will be considered as part of the criteria to get a spread across the country and to fit with coach/mentor availability. 

• You will need to have a specific issue related to your volunteering role which you would like to work through with your coach/mentor. This should be something that will help you increase your effectiveness in representing patient voice (this will remain confidential between yourself and your coach/mentor)

More information and how to apply 

If you are interested please send an e mail to requesting an application form and information pack for the coaching/mentoring offer. As part of your application you will be asked to include details of your sponsor and a supporting statement. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms for this year will be 15th November 2018.

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