The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health is seeking two Patient and/or Carer Representatives to join an Expert Advisory Group (EAG), working on the Safety in Mental Health Settings Evaluation Project. The successful applicants will have lived experience of inpatient mental health services (adult acute mental health care wards or psychiatric intensive care units) or experience of caring for someone who uses or has used such services, preferably within the last 5 years.
The Patient/Carer Representatives will be integral members of the EAG, working with the project directors and the project team, to deliver the core aims and objectives of the evaluation project.
The aim of this evaluation project is to determine the impact of the Safety in Mental Health Services project interventions on safety and culture changes in adult acute mental health care wards and psychiatric intensive care units, with an ultimate objective to standardise and improve best practice to implement and maintain a safe environment within the settings of mental health services, for all staff who work in them and patients and carers who use these services.
We require two Patient/Carer Representatives to help us develop this vital piece of work and deliver it on time. The Patient/Carer Representatives will be required to attend 2 or more EAG meetings with other experts (and other ad hoc meetings that may sometimes arise) during this 1-year project. The Patient/Carer Representatives will collaborate and contribute to project work streams, respond to consultations and contribute to the development of briefings and guidelines.
RCPsych has developed a high media profile and is a leading organisation in terms of equality and diversity. It was a recent winner of Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for patients and carers to contribute their perspectives on mental health equality issues and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development.
Please complete the enclosed application form and return it with an updated CV to HRrecruitment@rcpsych.ac.uk. Please send any other queries to this address as well.
How to apply
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:
We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
Closing date: Monday 10 January 2022 at 10am
Interview date: Monday 24 January 2022 - by Microsoft Teams
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