Patient Representative x2 and Carer Representative x2 – Core Standards Revision working group

  • Location : London
  • Status : 6-Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 21/09/2023
  • Interview date : 06/10/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 2 Patient and 2 Carer Representatives to join the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) core standards revision working group.

The CCQI is revising the core standards which are used across the College’s quality and accreditation networks. There are two sets of core standards for community and inpatient mental health services. The successful applicants will have experience of developing and using quality standards to assess mental health services.

The patient and carer representatives will attend two virtual workshops and work with a group of College staff and clinicians and will also comment via email on draft sets of standards. It is anticipated that the role will involve approximately five days of work. 

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 ethics in relation to important mental health issues for 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: Thursday 21 September 2023 @ 10am

    Interview date: Friday 6 October 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.

    Please see the candidate information pack for more information.


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