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Published: 17 December, 2015

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about the future of your NHS and want to help us shape the future of services?

  • We are currently seeking volunteers to play a key role in helping us shape the future of services for our local NHS.
  • As a patient representative, service user, or carer your role will be to attend meetings and speak from a service user perspective, acting as a critical friend

Do you have an interest in one of the areas listed below:

We currently have volunteer positions for patient/user/carer representatives available in the following areas:

  • Maternity services
  • Paediatrics and Neonatal Care (a medical area that looks after unwell children and newborn babies)
  • Planned Care (services and treatments that are arranged in advance such as a hip replacement at SWLEOC)
  • Urgent and Emergency Care (e.g. A&E)
  • Cancer services
  • Mental health services
  • Primary care (which includes GP and pharmacists)

What does the role involve?

Your role will be to attend meetings to bring in the voice and experience of patients/carers to discussions, acting as a critical friend.

Meetings will be held regularly and will usually take place in Wimbledon. Reasonable travel and alternative care expenses will be paid. We will support you to participate through: training; induction meetings and one to one support.


You can apply if you:

  • live in south west London or Surrey Downs* or have experience/knowledge of using a service in these areas, and
  • can commit to 2 hours a month to attend meetings (out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed); and
  • are passionate and committed to improving the quality of care for patients across south west London and Surrey Downs*.

How to apply?

For more information or to request an information pack please contact Clare Thomas – or phone 0203 458 5231.


*Surrey Downs – (covers the boroughs of: Epsom and Ewell and Mole Valley, East Elmbridge and Banstead and the surrounding villages).

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