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Patient Safety Partners

The Patient Safety Partner (PSP) is a new and exciting role developed by the NHS to help improve patient safety across all Trusts. 

Here at Surrey and Borders Partnership, we are excited to be recruiting a team of four PSPs to work alongside our staff, people who use our services, their families and carers in our four divisions, which provide mental health and learning disability services. 

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring, enquiring and motivated people who are passionate about helping us make sure we deliver safe, high-quality care. We welcome people who have experience of using our services or caring for a person who has accessed our support. The PSP is a paid role and will involve one day's work across a month. 

Learn more about the role below and how you can help us deliver on our vision of ‘for a better life’. 

Please note this role is not open to paid NHS staff. 

What do Patient Safety Partners do?

Each PSP will be assigned to one of our four divisions:

  • Working Age Adults (This role is now filled)
  • Older Adults and Specialist Services (This role is now filled)
  • Learning Disability Services
  • Children and Young People's Services (This role is now filled)

Their role will include:

  • attending regular meetings and committees on safety
  • representing the views of the people who use our services, their careers, and members of the public 
  • Working collaboratively with staff to identify problems and apply creative and innovative thinking in developing solutions
  • Supporting a culture of improvement by placing the people that use our services at the heart of all we do

Our offer to you

  • Access to training, support and guidance from the Corporate Nursing Team  
  • Payment of up to £150 for a full day's work across the month, or £75 for half a day's work across the month 
  • Reasonable out-of-pocket reimbursement of expenses such as attending training and travel expenses

For further information about becoming a Patient Safety Partner, please fill in the online form

The closing date for applications is 11 August 2023.