Deteriorating Patient Programme Board – Lived Experience Representative

Are you a person living in Tameside and Glossop that has up to 3 hours a month to help us in our improvement work? If so, we are looking for someone to be involved in our recently established deteriorating patient programme board. What do we mean by deterioration? The term 'deterioration' can be defined as, when a person moves from their normal clinical state to a worse clinical state. There will be monthly board meetings; as well as other opportunities that will explore the best person and community centred approaches to support community teams, people and their families to recognise, respond and communicate when a person’s clinical state changes.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

For this role we are looking for people who have:
• An interest in health and social care
• The desire to improve services for people that are showing signs of clinical deterioration whilst at home/in the community
• The ability to volunteer time either online or in person
• A respect for diversity and inclusion
• Experience of and ability to work well with others
• The ability to take a balanced, broad view of healthcare issues (rather than only an individual and specific interest)
• Are able to interact in a mixed group of people in meetings and take an active collaborative part in discussions
• Confidence to put views across clearly, constructively and sensitively
• Listening skills, to understand different people’s perspectives and use these to support a collective view
• The ability to work with tact and discretion, and maintain confidentiality

If you are interested in this role please express an interest here and add why you are interested in the role, and what you feel you could bring to the work. The deadline for this is Monday 18 April 2022. After this date informal interviews will be arranged with individuals; giving people the opportunity to ask questions and understand the role in more detail. A decision and offer will then be made.

Up to 3 hours a month to include:
• 1 hour 30 Minute monthly meetings for the next 12 months online/in person – Usually Fridays 10-11.30am
• Some additional group work focussed on specific areas of patient experience as and when appropriate
• Reading through papers relating to areas of the deteriorating patient programme

Requirements: Willing to travel by public transport or find own way to volunteering location
Skill and Qualifications Required:

• A person living in Tameside and Glossop with lived experience of T&G health and care services who can work with us on a number of identified areas for improvement in the deteriorating patient programme. To help us find solutions and new ways of working that will improve experiences of care and the health and wellbeing of people and communities in T&G.

Areas of Interest: Community, Disability, Health and wellbeing, Hospitals, Medicine
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, University students, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Lending a helping hand, Providing advice, Trusteeship
Skills gained in this role: Governance, Listening, Reading and writing, Reasoning, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required:

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Organisation Profile: There are many different voluntary opportunities throughout the hospital.