Please see below information on new and upcoming roles available with the NHS to enable patient voices to be heard.  The more amputees we have involved in such opportunities the better. If anyone requires a reference for any of these roles please get in touch to discuss with us.


Current vacancies

Trauma Programme of Care

We are really keen to hear from people who have lived experience or knowledge of or interest in Specialised Services covered by the Trauma programme and can bring a broader patient perspective.

  • Apply by: 19 November 2023
  • Interviews: 8 December 2023

LATEST EMAIL…Dear stakeholder

We are recruiting for patient and public voice (PPV) partner roles across Specialised Commissioning. Our PPV Partner roles attract an honorarium payment of £150 per day or £75 per half day and expenses are covered.

We are particularly keen to have applications from people with relevant lived experience as a patient or carer and who are also connected in with patient groups.

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Currently we have the following patient and public voice (PPV) partner vacancies:

Independent Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner for Specialised Commissioning’s Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPVAG)

The Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPVAG) is a committee which provides strategic assurance to NHS England on the involvement of patients and the public in the development of national specialised services. You’d be joining 14 other PPV Partners on this group, which meets monthly.

We are keen to hear from people who have experience of bringing the public patient voice to healthcare services and can understand and evaluate clinical information and evidence. These roles are independent, which means you are not eligible to apply if you already hold a Specialised Commissioning PPV Partner role at NHS England.

You need to be able to attend 12 meetings per year, mostly online, and to read papers in advance. Find out more about PPVAG

  • Closing date: 17 December 2023
    Interviews: 11 and 12 January 2024
  • Apply now

Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner for Specialised respiratory Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

We need a Patient and Public Voice Partner to join our Specialised respiratory CRG. You need to be able to attend 4 online meetings per year and read meeting papers in advance. We are keen to hear from people who have lived experience of specialised respiratory services, such as those for people with cystic fibrosis or interstitial lung disease or those who need complex assisted ventilation at home or are knowledgeable about these services and are connected in with patients.

Find out more about Specialised respiratory services

Coming soon

In coming weeks, we will be advertising PPV Partner roles to join the following Specialised Commissioning groups:

  • Mental Health Programme of Care
  • Women and Children Programme of Care

Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs)

  • Major Trauma and Burns Clinical Reference Group (CRG)
  • Infectious Diseases Clinical Reference Group (CRG) which covers diseases such as M-pox and chronic Hepatitis C
  • Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group (CRG)
  • Vascular Disease Clinical Reference Group (CRG)
  • Paediatric Renal Clinical Reference Group (CRG)
  • Specialised Surgery in Children Clinical Reference Group CRG

These PPV Partner roles will be advertised here Specialised commissioning patient and public voice (PPV) partner roles and we email details to people who have signed up to the relevant stakeholder groups. You can sign up here CRG Stakeholder Registration

For further information please email

Best wishes

Engagement Team

Specialised Commissioning

NHS England