Patient Representative (Advisory) x1 – National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP)

  • Location : London
  • Status : Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2025
  • Salary : £300 per day
  • Closing date : 20/03/2023
  • Interview date : 31/03/2023
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking a Patient Representative (Advisory) x1 to join the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis as a Worker.  The successful applicant will have recent lived experience of using Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services.  

The Patient Representative (Advisory) will be an integral part of the project’s service user and carer reference group and implementation group as well as attend steering group meetings, bringing a patient/carer perspective to the project. There is also the opportunity to contribute to the quality improvement coaching and support programme. 

The focus of the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis is to examine and improve the quality of care received by people attending EIP services. You can read more about the project in our NCAP section.  

The reference group will meet three times a year. Most of these meetings will be carried out via Microsoft teams however one meeting per year may take place face to face in London. The implementation group meet 6-12 times per year, usually held on Microsoft Teams, and is made up of the project team at the College and clinical advisors. The steering group usually meets twice a year to discuss a range of issues relating to the project. The group is made up of wide range of experts from across the UK and includes representatives of patient and carer organisations and people with lived experience of using services.   

The Patient Representative (Advisory) is expected to occasionally chair the NCAP service user and carer reference group as well as attend and contribute to the implementation and steering group meetings. The Patient Representative (Advisory) will bring the collective patient/carer perspective from the reference group to decisions about at good care looks like, how to collect and interpret data about the care patients receive, and how to report the results.   

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 to contribute their perspectives on important issues for the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development. 

Please complete the enclosed application form and return with an updated CV and email to

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 20 March 2023 @10am 

Interview date: Friday 31 March 2023 via Microsoft teams  

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer.

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