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Join our Public and Patient Involvement Assurance Group or Alliance Leadership Board

Public and Patient Involvement Assurance Group Recruitment or Alliance Leadership Board

NHS partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are inviting people passionate about health and social care to volunteer their time and apply to sit on one of  two assurance groups.

At a very exciting yet challenging time in the history of the NHS it is more important than ever before to have the support of vibrant and creative people, who can help to ensure that local care is designed around the needs of patients.

People who feel they can review feedback and opinions received about healthcare and decide if they have been listened to and considered, are encouraged to apply to be part of the Public and Patient Involvement Assurance Group (PPIAG) or the Alliance Leadership Board.

The NHS is precious to us, particularly after the unprecedented times we are currently experiencing.  We want health and care services to be developed with a strong voice for local people and communities.  The NHS is used by everyone at some point in their life, often at times when they are feeling vulnerable.  It’s crucial that services are planned using the experiences of patients, carers and citizens.

We are looking for people that have a few hours a month to dedicate to the well-established PPIAG or the Alliance Board.  Already the PPIAG have assured large scale projects such as the ‘Building Better Hospitals’ – the transformation of services at Leicester’s hospital, Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy and are currently working to assure the mental health consultation.  The group will be helping the local NHS to provide the best health and wellbeing outcomes for other local people including their family and friends.”

Members of the groups will be helping to ensure that better quality care is provided in a way that is important to local residents.  They will review information and assure themselves that the views of public and patients have been sought and considered when services are redesigned and delivered.  The groups are at the forefront of supporting the design of plans and proposals for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The NHS is also seeking a Chair for the PPIAG to motivate and encourage PPIAG members to assure public and patient involvement work and enable it to impact on decision making.

Anyone interested should view the application pack and details of how to apply or contact Sue Venables email: susan.venables2@nhs.net


To make an application please send a CV, supporting letter and completed monitoring form to the address below:

PPIAG Recruit

Susan Venables, LLR CCGs

C/O Leicester City CCG

4th Floor St. John’s House, 30 East Street

Leicester, LE1 6NB

Or email: susan.venables2@nhs.net

Applications close on 7th October 2021.

Application Pack 

Equality Monitoring Form


If you are not interested in the PPIAG but still want to help improve local health services, then why not sign to the online NHS Citizens’ Panel.

The Citizens’ Panel has been set up for people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) to gather public views and opinions on a wide variety of health topics which will be used to help plan services, and to receive important information.

Your feedback, along with hundreds of others expected to join the panel, will be used to make meaningful improvements that will affect people’s lives for the better and in this uncertain time is a great way to get involved.

For more information, please visit www.healthcareviewsllr.co.uk

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