Patient Voice Campaigns

GP online services volunteers

NHS England’s Stakeholder Forum is looking for patient and public volunteers (PPV) to help shape its GP online services.  The main role of PPV partners is to ensure patient voice is heard and to keep the programme to its core purpose of improving outcomes, safety and efficiency.  PPV partners will have an opportunity to influence the direction of the programme and the associated systems and products.

NHS England is looking for people who can represent the views of patients and to help promote the programme through their own networks, both nationally and locally. Other members of the forum include representatives from the voluntary sector, supplier partners and clinical and programme partners.

Membership of the group is for 12 months initially.  NHS England wants to ensure that its PPV partners are representative of the population and that a wide range of people are appointed to these roles. For this reason, members of the public can hold a maximum of two paid roles on NHS England standing groups or committees that are a formal part of the structure and attract a participation payment. 

Applications must be received before 9 June 2017.  For more information and to receive an application form and information pack, contact the Patient Online team on 07814 228 917 / england.patient-online@nhs.net

Become a Dementia Friend

People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends - and anybody can become a Dementia Friend. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.   

Being a Dementia Friend isn't about volunteering or fundraising (though you can do that too if you want). Becoming a dementia friend is about understanding what dementia is, looking out for symptoms and knowing what you can do to help someone suffering from dementia.  

The initiative aims to help people understand a little more about dementia and the little gestures they can do to help people with the condition. People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends; anybody of any age can become a Dementia Friend. 

To become a friend you just need to watch our short video or join an information session in your area. A free information pack can be posted out to you with detailed information about what becoming a dementia friend is about. Find out more about how to become a Dementia Friend.

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