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?

MAHSE are seeking some new lay representatives for their programmes.

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 3-4 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 email Rebecca at with 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.

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.

If you have any further questions please telephone Rebecca on 0161 3062621

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2015


If you live in the Greater Manchester area and are interested in getting involved in other opportunities, Friends of MAHSC (Manchester Academic Health Science Centre) are currently recruiting new members.

Friends of MAHSC receive regular updates on the advances being made in research, education and patient care across MAHSC as well as opportunities to input and influence MAHSC’s work.

If you are interested, please find out more from the MAHSC website;



Patient Involvement in Clinical Science Education Programmes