Volunteer Ambassadors are an essential component of our work. Ambassadors act as local area representatives of the Patients Association.
Ambassadors get involved in extremely varied work. In 2016, Ambassadors have played an active role in shaping our consultation responses, supported Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) develop Patient Participant Groups (PPGs) in their areas and carried out important work in conjunction with universities and colleges.
We always seek to improve and develop the way we work with our Ambassadors. This includes dedicated in office support, alongside innovative online methods that allow Ambassadors across the UK to communicate and work collaboratively.
We are looking for a range of people who are interested in patients or carers, their experiences and health and social care. Who can be an Ambassador? Anyone with enthusiasm, an interest in health and social care who wants to help make a difference for patients and carers across the country!
We are looking for a range of skills and experiences to help us with the wide variety of work we do. Being a volunteer Ambassador could be as wide ranging as holding an information stand in your local hospital, library or GP surgery, to talking to patients about their experiences on a ward as part of a project. Ambassadors also have the opportunity to develop their own skills, and can train to be a Community Reporter, using a simple flip camera to record peoples stories about their health and social care.
What’s ahead? We are expanding our work with local hospitals across the country, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in projects to improve patient and carer experiences. We will be working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), GP practices as well as hospitals.
Interested? Download our Ambassador Application Pack. We look forward to hearing from you!
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