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Patient Safety Partner

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£75 to £150 a day plus 12.5% to make up for annual leave entitlement plus expenses
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are committed to offering safe services to all the people we provide NHS services to, and we need your help! The Patient Safety Partner (PSP) is a new and evolving role developed by NHS England to help improve patient safety across health care in the UK. Here at Leeds Community Healthcare, we are excited to be actively recruiting for two PSPs to work alongside our staff, patients, service users and families in representing the patient / service user voice and to influence and improve safety across our organisation. This is likely to include:

Helping make sure patient safety is at the forefront of all we do

Membership of safety and quality committees

Involvement in patient safety improvement projects

Working with the Trust Board to consider how to improve safety

Involvement in staff patient safety training

Participation in investigation oversight groups

This is a great opportunity to share your experience and skills to help develop the role and be part of our team.

PSPs can be patients, service users, carers, family members or other lay people (including NHS staff from another organisation). This is a great opportunity to share your interests, experiences, and skills to help develop the new PSP role and be a part of our team.

Please read the 3x supporting information documents and send your application form by email to

Main duties of the job

As a patient safety partner (PSP) you are actively involved in the design of safer healthcare at all levels in the organisation.

This includes roles in safety governance e.g. sitting on relevant committees to support how safety issues should be addressed and monitored and providing appropriate challenge to ensure learning and change and in the development and implementation of relevant strategy and policy.

In Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) as a PSP you will bring an essential service user, patient, carer and family perspective to any committee/group you are involved in and any project you support. As a Partner you can draw on your own experience and the training we will provide, to make a meaningful difference to patient care. Your independence allows you to raise questions and see things differently, noticing things that may not be seen by professionals.

For further information about the role, please contact Sheila Sorby, Assistant Director of Nursing and Clinical Governance on 07784 362669 or Claire Gray-Sharpe, Head of Clinical Governance on 07843 979918.


Please note from Autumn 2023 the Leeds community healthcare trust headquarters currently located in Stockdale House 8 Victoria Road, LS6 1PF will relocate to White Rose Office Park, Building 3, Leeds, LS11 0LT.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated \Good, with our Adult Services rated \Outstanding for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Skills and experience

Ability to provide a patient, carer, or lay perspective and to put forward views on behalf of the wider community/groups of patients (not own opinion only). This can include your lived experiences to help us to improve safety and equality however we want Partners who can help us engage with all communities to ensure all voices are heard in LCH.

Experience of championing health improvements; able to be a critical friend.

Understanding of and broad interest in patient safety.

Ability to provide and receive information to understand issues and share key information

Ability to understand and evaluate a range of information and evidence.

Confidence to communicate with senior leaders about strategic issues, as an advocate for patient safety (and this will include support from your named contact and an Executive buddy)

Interaction with people in senior management roles (again, with appropriate support)

Experience of working in partnership with healthcare organisations or programmes.

Sound judgement and an ability to be objective.

Personal integrity and commitment to openness, inclusiveness and high standards.

Person Specification



  • Understanding of and broad interest in patient safety.
  • Personal integrity and commitment to being open, honest and inclusive.
  • A desire to help improve safety in the NHS.



  • Ability to provide a patient, carer, or lay perspective and to put forward views on behalf of communities/groups of patients.
  • Able to communicate important information.


  • Confidence to interact with senior NHS leaders.
  • Experience of working in partnership with healthcare or other organisations.
  • Experience of supporting health improvements.

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to understand other people.
  • Willingness to adopt the Trust values and behaviours.
  • Time to prepare and attend relevant meetings and undertake associated work.

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