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People are being asked to volunteer to be patient safety partners, acting as champions and the voice of patients, carers and families in decisions about local health and care services.

Patient Safety Partners will be part of conversations with local people and healthcare services to actively work on making improvements to services. Becoming a volunteer has shown to have a positive impact on people’s mental wellbeing, by being part of important conversations that will make a real difference to the lives of local people.

You will make an impact by bringing the experiences of patients, carers and families to the heart of decision making on health and care services.

Foluke Ajayi, Chief Executive, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said: “Patient voices and experiences should be central to the decisions we make about people’s local services. The Patient Safety Partners will make sure we continue our focus on patient centred care. They will hold us accountable in our decision-making process to be open and transparent.

“It is a great opportunity to have a real impact on local services and help us make a real difference to people’s lives. We pride ourselves in ‘acting as one’ health and care team across Bradford District and Craven, and look forward to welcoming our Patient Safety Partners into the team.

“This is a fantastic volunteering opportunity which can make a huge difference, so I would encourage anyone who passionate about patient safety to take a look and apply.”

The patient safety partner role is a minimum of a two year voluntary role that will include training opportunities and the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally in a very valued role.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, download the full job description here.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 9 October at 5pm.