Become a Patient Partner


Interested in becoming Patient Partner? 

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Are you a patient or carer? 

Are you;

•             A good listener?

•             Keen to improve the experience of patients and carers?

•             Able to provide a common sense view on hospital services?

•             Able to express your views clearly and concisely?

Then you may be interested in becoming a Patient Partner. Patient Partners help the NHS to shape services by  providing  a patient’s / carer’s perspective on boards, committees and other groups. Patient Partners also get involved in a wide range of projects including; seeking patient views, reviewing complaints, giving input on new developments and commenting on information leaflets and letters. 

We currently have a range of exciting opportunities for Patient Partners, both across community settings in the LLR Alliance and in the wider healthcare system.

If you are interested in making a difference to patients and have personal experience of being a patient or carer, we would like to hear from you. 

What do Patient Partners do?

Patient Partners are members of the public with experience of local community hospitals (either as patients or carers) and LLR Alliance services to represent the views of patients, their families and the general public. 

Patient Partners provide a patient perspective on the design, planning, delivery and performance of services and issues related to patient and public experience of the organisation

Patient Partners have the opportunity to represent patient and public views on Boards and Committees  as well as on development / transformation projects.

What can Patient Partners get involved in?

A wide range of activities are open to Patient Partners ranging from regular commitments, such as attending meetings with staff, to seeking patient views, reviewing complaints, giving input on new developments and commenting on information leaflets and letters.

How much time do Patient Partners need to commit?

Six half day sessions per month is the minimum commitment for Patient Partners though more opportunities may be available. Any out of pocket expenses will be refunded (for example mileage and parking tickets incurred while carrying out the Patient Partner role).

Current opportunities;

At Community Hospitals and other community settings 

LLR Alliance is an NHS partnership of the main health organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Alliance delivers patient care from the Community Hospitals and also a number of doctor’s surgeries in the City and County. We have a very active and inclusive Patient and Public Partnership Group who are central to shaping future service and in helping us make the right decisions for patients. At Leicester’s Hospitals (Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and the Royal Infirmary)

If you are interested in becoming a Patient Partner in the LLR Alliance please contact: Kieley.dowell@lcrodds.nhs.uk or telephone: 01509 564493

Leicester’s Hospitals are also looking for Patient Partners for the following areas;

Intensive Care, Theatres, Anaesthetics, Pain and Sleep

Emergency Department

Specialist Medicine 

Cancer, Haematology, Urology and Gastroenterology 

To register your interest in the Patient Partner role at Leicester’s Hospitals , please contact the Patient and Public Involvement/Membership Team on: 0116 258 8592 or email membershipdesk@uhl-tr.nhs.uk   

Patient Partner Application Form

Word document which can be downloaded and filled in using Microsoft Word - to be emailed or posted back

Revised Patient Partner Application Form
PDF document which can be downloaded, printed and completed - to be sent back by post

Contact us for more information.