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What do Patient Partners do?

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Patient Partners are members of the public with experience of Leicester’s hospitals (either as patients or carers) who volunteer with Leicester’s hospitals to represent the views of patients, their families and the general public. 

Patient Partners provide a patient perspective on the design, planning, delivery and performance of services and issues related to patient and public experience of the Trust.

Patient Partners have the opportunity to represent patient and public views on Boards and Committees within the Trust as well as on development / transformation projects.

All of our Patient Partners are attached to a Clinical Management Group and are coordinated by the Patient and Public Involvement Lead.

What do Patient Partners do?

A wide range of activities are open to Patient Partners ranging from regular commitments, such as attending meetings with staff, to seeking patient views, reviewing complaints, giving input on new developments and commenting on information leaflets and letters.

How much time do Patient Partners need to commit?

Six half day sessions per month is the minimum commitment for Patient Partners though more opportunities may be available. Any out of pocket expenses will be refunded (for example mileage and parking tickets incurred while carrying out the Patient Partner role).