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Paid public advisor opportunity for NHS evaluation programme

Oct 30, 2018 | News

NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside) is seeking to measure the impact of initiatives that have been introduced to sustain and transform general practice so that it is equipped to meet current and future patient need.

NHS England are looking to recruit a number of public advisors to help develop and deliver this programme of evaluation between November 2018 and July 2019.

This project will review programmes and investment introduced through the national General Practice Forward View (GPFV), which launched in April 2016 with a focus on improving patient care and access and invest in new ways of providing primary care.

NHS England aim to measure the impact and potential benefits of the investment in general practice to date and on an ongoing basis at least to the end of the GPFV programme in March 2021 on GPs, practice staff and patients.

NHS England are working in partnership with the North West Coast Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Priority Partner Programme 3 (PPP3) to implement this piece of work.

The CLARHC offers public advisors payment for specific tasks, travel and other expenses and  training, as well as valuable networking opportunities (find out more about expenses and payments at:

The role will broadly cover the aspects below, but additional opportunities may arise as the project evolves. They are interested in hearing from members of the public who are interested in any or all aspects of the role as described.

  • Background reading and research
  • Helping to plan the scope of the work
  • Helping to developing the approach for engaging with patients, practice staff and GPs
  • Being involved in creating an evaluation plan
  • Helping to create evaluation resources
  • Attending monthly CLARHC PPP3 workshops in Haydock, Merseyside alongside a range of other people and projects, with opportunities for learning and networking
  • Attending monthly project team meetings
  • Opportunity to take part in monthly steering group meetings with NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Group and Local Medical Committee representatives
  • Helping to implementing the evaluation plan – could include activities such as one to one interviews, focus groups and surveys

Please see attached information and job description for more information about the role of a public advisor in a PPP3 project

Prospective candidates will be invited to attend an informal meeting to find out more information. These will take place:

On Friday, 16 November, 12 noon to 2pm at 1829 Building, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, CH2 1UL

On Tuesday, 20 November, 9.30am to 11.30am at Regatta Place, Brunswick Business Park, Summers Rd, Liverpool L3 4BL.

To express an interest in becoming a public advisor and register to attend one of the above events, without obligation, please email Julie Harris at [email protected] or call 0113 8253529 by Friday, 9 November, 2018.


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