An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced PPIE Lead (Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement) to join our brand new team within the new Academic Centre for Healthy Ageing (ACHA).
While the NHS has implemented policy and practice changes to improve care and support provision, there are gaps in research and knowledge that hinder the effectiveness of these changes. To help address these gaps, ACHA is taking a unique and innovative approach by placing research on the front line of local health and care services to create a ‘living laboratory’.
This approach will bring together frontline experience and ‘real-world’ situations with academic research to improve understanding of the specific needs of local populations and develop targeted interventions and services accordingly.
We are committed to building strong, meaningful patient and public involvement and engagement from the outset and to strengthen PPIE across the entire integrated care system.
Effective communication is essential part of this role; the post holder will support good communication with patients, families and carers and help resolve any concerns. This post will work alongside senior leaders within Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London, clinical and professional leads within the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and members of the public.
The role will be predominantly office-based, with some home working and involve travel across London. We will be considering secondments.
Main duties of the job
This job is part of the team within the new Academic Centre for Healthy Ageing (ACHA), which is being established to support new research and develop education and training programmes which will enable the NHS and social care partners to deliver transformed evidence based services to improve quality of life for older people across North East London (NEL).
The post holder will be an active and enthusiastic member of the ACHA team, leading on patient and public engagement and involvement, working to ensure the patient and public voice is embedded within ACHA’s operating model. This will include coordination, communication and engagement with key stakeholders through a variety of methods.
Effective communication is essential part of this role; the post holder will support good communication with patients, families and carers and help resolve any concerns. This strategic post will work alongside senior leaders within the NHS locally, clinical and academic leads, voluntary sector organisations and members of the public.
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