One of our four big ambitions is that people with lived and living experience shape every decision.
We want our services to be the best they can be for everyone who uses them and the feedback, views and experiences of our services users, along with their families and carers, can help us develop, deliver and improve them.
We want you to get involved in shaping what we do and there are various opportunities to do so, such as:
We offer training and support as well as any agreed out of pocket expenses.
Use the drop downs below for information about our current involvement opportunities.
The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) is a new approach to responding to patient safety incidents and is seen as a major step towards improving safety management across the healthcare system in England. It will ensure the NHS focuses on understanding how patient safety incidents happen, allowing for more effective learning and improvement, and ultimately making NHS care safer for patients.
Pennine Care's PSIRF implentation group is leading how the Trust plans and oversees this work and a fundamental part of this is ensuring we have people and carers with lived and living experience helping to shape what we do. If you are interested in joining the implementation group you can view the role outline which describes what the role entails as well as the support we can offer.
To learn more about PSIRF, you can watch this video and visit this website
If you would like to know more about this role, please email Ann-Marie Malley, Patient Safety Specialist at email@example.com
Join our online engagement event to share your views and hear about our business plans for the next 12 months.
We will also provide updates on our transformation work and how you can get involved in shaping what we do.
Join us on Tuesday 28 February 2023, 5.00pm – 6.30pm by using this link to book your place
If you are unable to join us virtually, we are able to accommodate a small number of people at our headquarters in Ashton-under-Lyne.
We are holding an engagement event with housing providers on Thursday 2 March, 12pm - 4.30pm (lunch provided) at Earl Mill, Dowry Street, Oldham. OL8 2PF.
To help improve services, we want to know what you need from housing providers as well as your experiences in using their services.If you, or someone you care for, would like to join us please book a place by completing this form.
Role: Expert by experience member
Meeting: Trust-wide Complex Emotional and Relational Needs Steering Group
Location: Virtual or face to face
Time required: 2 hours every 2 months plus up to 2 hours reading time and 15 mins pre and post meeting briefing
Payment: £10 per hour
Length of appointment: 18 momths
About the steering group
The Complex Emotional and Relational Needs Steering Group will aim to support the development and running of services for people with complex emotional and relational needs and/or a diagnosis of personality disorder across the trust.
Main purpose of the role
As a member of the steering group it is hoped that you will actively contribute and engage with other steering group members to help improve our services and the experiences of people with complex emotional and relational difficulties who use our services as set out in the terms of reference.
For more information about this role, please contact:
Lynette or Ashleigh in the involvement team
Telephone: 0161 7163572
The Patient Experience and Engagement Reference (PEER) Group has been established to co-develop our Trust’s approach to making the patient and carer voice loud and unmissable in our organisation.
It is comprised of service users and carers (or those that have previously used our services in the last 12 months) that are participating in involvement and engagement activities and Trust members of staff working in involvement and engagement.
We are looking to increase the membership and diversity of the PEER Group and invite people with lived and living experience from our local communities to get in touch with a view to joining the group.
View the lived experience member role outline and complete our form to express your interest.
For any further information or for support in completing the form, please contact the involvement team on 0161 716 3572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you provide care and support to someone who uses our services?
People who provide unpaid care and support to those using our mental health, learning disability and autism services are often known as carers. Carers can be family members, friends and neighbours.
We hold Triangle of Care groups every other month with staff, carers and service users to focus on how we can all contribute to:
Please contact us 0161 716 3572 or email@example.com for more information
Read more about the Triangle of Care
Healthy Minds (Thinking Ahead in Rochdale) are our talking therapy services and we want to make them the best possible. You might also hear them called 'improving access to psychological therapy' (IAPT) services. Their aim is to help people with anxiety and depression reclaim their lives and recover from their emotional difficulties.
We're looking for people (and those close to them) from all backgrounds, identities and groups, who have used the service, to join our new patient council.
We are currently recruiting to increase the diversity of the council membership and particularly welcome expressions of interest from people from diverse communities to help us grow, learn, be better and consider brilliant innovation diverse people bring.
Role: IAPT patient council member
Location: Virtual/in person/hybrid
Time required: 90 minutes for bi-monthly (every two months) meeting
Length of appointment: 24 months
Payment: Payment will be made at £10 per hour plus agreed out of pocket expenses
Information about the patient council
The council’s purpose is to influence decisions regarding the planning, development and delivery of IAPT services by:
View the role outline
To apply to become a member of the patient council, please complete this expression of interest form and return it to the involvement team using the email address below.
For more information about the role, please contact the involvement team on 0161 716 3572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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