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Patient, Public and Carer Involvement Lead (IPC)

NHS AfC: Band 8c - Monitor 3.3 (indicative)

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Patient, Public and Carer Involvement Lead (IPC)
NHS AfC: Band 8c - Monitor 3.3 (indicative)
Fixed Term/Secondment - until 31/03/2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£56,665 - £69,168 (+HCAS £6,469 if in London) per annum
22/03/2018 23:59

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) has a profound impact on the safety, experience and clinical outcomes for patients. In addition to the personal cost of acquiring an infection to individual patients, there is a significant financial cost to the NHS. Gram-negative bloodstream infections are believed to have contributed to approximately 5,500 NHS patient deaths in 2015.

This is an exciting time to join NHS Improvement.  We are leading an improvement programme to help support the delivery of a reduction in Gram-negative bloodstream infections. This is an important patient safety measure. This programme involves working across health and social care boundaries so is both a challenge and an opportunity to support system wide improvements.

The subject has been prominent in public consciousness, for a number of years, and there are numerous lobby groups and individuals, many of them with personal experience, who have been campaigning, sometimes in opposition to those in the system seeking to improve the position.

Identification of, and engagement with a range of stakeholders, then the facilitation of direct involvement in delivery of the programme should galvanise the energy, of those stakeholders with an interest and passion to see improvement.

The risks of not doing this early and effectively can result in patients and others with an interest building mistrust in the process, and harnessing their energy to oppose the work. In addition there is a considerable body of evidence supporting the premise, that transformation work which uses a model where patients and front line staff are directly involved results in greater impact.

The purpose of the role will be to ensure the voice of patients, carers and other stakeholders is influential right across the GNBSI and IPC programme.
The role will also involve contributing to the design and delivery of a number of stakeholder events, which may also involve a wide range of health and social care of staff. 

This post may be based at any NHS Improvement base. It will require national travel and overnight stays.

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 Julia Holding   (Head of Patient Experience)