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Patient Representative x4 (Advisory) - Improving Quality in Mental Health Settings - Scoping and Design

  • Location : London
  • Status : 8 month Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary : £300 per day and £150 per half day
  • Closing date : 04/03/2022
  • Interview date : 11/03/2022

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health is seeking four Patient Representative –Advisors to join the Improving Quality in Mental Health Settings - Scoping and Design Exercise as a College Worker.

About the project

The Government’s White Paper, Reforming the Mental Health Act, sets out a series of ambitious planned reforms to care under the Mental Health Act (MHA). While this includes significant legislative changes, the White Paper acknowledges that legislation alone will not deliver the overarching aims of the reform agenda. Broader cultural changes within services and improvements in the way care is delivered are required.

One means of supporting this change is a commitment for NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) to lead a national Quality Improvement (QI) programme to address identified issues around how the MHA is used, and the quality of care for those who are subject to it. The NSHEI have commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) to identify the key actions that mental health providers can make to improve use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) in preparation for the proposed MHA reforms, and design two interventions, including a national QI programme, to help mental health providers implement the identified actions.

In order to help us develop this piece of work and deliver it on time, we need the contribution and involvement of four Patient Representative - Advisors to be part of the Project Working Group.

About the role

The Patient and Carer Representative – Advisors will become an integral member of the project working group carrying out the research, using their experience and insight to advise and guide the project team throughout each phase of the project. They will be involved in:

  • all project meetings
  • co-designing the questionnaires and scoping exercises
  • co-facilitating a peer-to-peer exercise
  • co-producing the final report.

The contribution and involvement of individuals with lived experience will be integral to the planning and delivery of the Improving Quality in Mental Health Settings Scoping and Design Exercise.

This is an excellent opportunity for patients and carers to contribute their perspectives on important mental health equality issues and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development.

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 important mental health issues for serious incident reviews 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.

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: Friday 04 March 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Friday 11 March 2022 - by Microsoft Teams

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

No agencies or publications please.