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Patient Safety Partners

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£75 to £150 a session Minimum salary - half day rate / Maximum salary - full day rate
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for individuals with relevant experience, and knowledge to join us as Patient Safety Partners, providing a patient voice regarding the safety agenda at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Foundation Trust. The Patient Safety Partner (PSP) a paidrole developed by the NHS to help improve patient safety within NHS organisations.

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring, enquiring and motivated people who are passionate about helping us make sure we deliver safe, high-quality care. They will bring an independent perspective and will be involved, as an equal partner, in a wide range of activities and programmes. The time commitment for each Patient Safety Partner will be dependent on the areas of work that they are involved. We aim to be as flexible as possible, but with a view for this to be 12 hours per month.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of patient safety partner (PSP) will include:
  • Forming part of the Safety governance committees in the trust.
  • Support compliance monitoring and how safety issues should be addressed.
  • Provide an appropriate challenge from a public voice perspective.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of strategies and policies where appropriate.
  • Support learning lessons and how they are implemented and evaluated.
  • Attending support meetings and training events.
  • Ensuring that any committees that you hold membership consider and prioritise the service user, patient, carer, and family perspective, and that it champions a diverse view.
  • Supporting and providing mentorship to new PSPs when required.
  • Support clinical audits relating to patient safety when required.
  • Adhering to the principles of the PSP agreement,

  • About us

    DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

    It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belongand Thrive, Here.

    As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

    As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

    We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

    Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

    Person Specification

    Knowledge and Experience


    • Understanding of and broad interest in patient safety.

    Personal Attributes & Skills


    • Able to receive and understand information across a wide range of subjects relating to patient safety
    • Able to review, digest and comprehend a range of information and opinions
    • 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)
    • Willingness to listen and to question until you reach the level of information required to understand
    • Able to attend meetings and participate
    • Able to attend meetings in different venues as needed


    • Confidence to communicate well verbally with senior leaders about strategic issues, as an advocate for patient safety
    • Experience of championing health improvements able to be a critical friend
    • Interaction with multiple stakeholders at senior management level
    • Experience of working in partnership with healthcare organisations or programmes
    • The ability to use basic technology including telephone, computer (training will also be provided as needed)

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


    Doncaster Royal Infirmary & Bassetlaw Hospital

    Thorne Road


    DN2 5LT

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