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Patient Carer Partner

Job Reference: J129-A-19-1890

Care Unbound Limited, trading as Here
Sussex MSK Partnership
£150 per day

We want to recruit two new members to a team of seven established PCPs working under the direction of David Gilbert, Patient Director, Sussex MSK Partnership (Central) (SMSKP). David is the first Patient Director to be appointed by the NHS.

The team brings patient experience to the heart of quality improvement in local NHS services for people living with conditions that affect bones, muscles, joints and tendons in all parts of the body. Collectively these are called ‘musculoskeletal’ (MSK) conditions.

Sussex MSK Partnership is made up of four not-for-profit organisations:

  • HERE (formerly Brighton & Hove Integrated Care Services (BICS)
  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Horder Healthcare

The service operates across central Sussex including Brighton & Hove, Horsham, Mid-Sussex and Crawley.

SMSKP is creating innovative ways for people living with MSK conditions to contribute to improvements in the way that local medical care is delivered.

PCPs are developing ways to work alongside clinicians, leadership teams, and a range of staff by drawing upon personal experience and expertise to provide insight into the design, improvement and delivery of local MSK services. They are building ways of working in partnership to participate in strategic meetings and project groups, help shape services, and support and influence decision makers in a positive and constructive manner.

This is your opportunity to change lives and futures for people living locally with musculoskeletal conditions. Please read on to find out how you can become involved.

Closing date is Sunday 3rd March. Interviews will be held Monday 25th March at the Here offices in Brighton.

  • We will acknowledge each application by e-mail.
  • All applications will be reviewed against the Person Specification.
  • Applicants who best fulfil our criteria will be invited for an interview at the SMSKP offices, based on their responses to the Person Specification, and their PCP Profile.

If you are successful we will offer a range of support:

Inclusion in a busy organisation that takes deliberate action to meet the needs of different people, and promotes environments in which everyone feels respected, valued for who they are, and able to make the most of their role.

Membership of a diverse community that understands that each individual is unique and respects and values all forms of difference. SMSKP appreciates that people vary in all sorts of ways which may not always be obvious or visible. These differences might include race, ethnicity, culture, belief, gender, sexuality, age and social status, and the ability to use healthcare and community services.

  • An on-going training programme matched to individual needs and those of the Patient Carer Partnership and SMSKP.
  • An induction supported by a PCP trained as a mentor by NHS – I.
  • Reimbursement of agreed out-of-pocket expenses incurred whilst attending meetings/events.
  • A standard NHS honorarium of £150 per or £75 per 4hr. half day (optional) for agreed work on specific projects in recognition of the expertise and experience PCPs bring to NHS Improvement work.

Contact for any questions Lee Morgan at

Here are committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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