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Your chance to make patients' voices heard within the healthcare service

17 Sep 2015

Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (MAHSE) is looking for patient representatives on its clinical science education programmes

  • Do you want to influence how the future NHS workforce thinks about patient-centred care?
  • Do you want to share your story with NHS trainees?
  • Are you passionate about patients having a voice within their healthcare service?

Patients are at the heart of everything the NHS does and therefore the experiences of patients are an important aspect of the training that new healthcare professionals receive. The NHS workforce needs to know what patients think about the service they provide. The next generation of NHS workers need to value the views and experiences of patients from the start of their training.

MAHSE is seeking up to eight new patient representatives for each of its Programme Committees which meet in Manchester or Liverpool three to four times each year. These roles attract a nominal fee (£18.81/hour) and all reasonable expenses will be paid.

There are many ways that you can get involved, from providing a patient view of an academic lecture, helping deliver classroom sessions, being involved in the assessment of students or assisting the programme team in evaluating the course.


To apply, please write a short paragraph (up to a maximum of 500 words) stating why you are interested in applying and what you think you could bring to the role and email it to:

We will be holding an informal information event with the academic staff involved in the programme and current lay representatives during mid-November. Any applicants will be contacted with further details, so that you can come and chat to the team and find out more about the role.

Further information

If you have any further questions:

  • telephone Rebecca on 0161 3062621
  • visit MAHSE

The closing date for applications is Friday, 23 October 2015.