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Volunteering opportunities available at Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 8th January 2018
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HIS is looking for volunteers, known as public partners, to help make sure that people’s experiences of care are used to make care better.

Are you passionate about making care better in Scotland? Would you like to strengthen the voice of people who use health and social care services? Would you like to gain experience volunteering?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) could have an exciting opportunity for you.

Volunteers known as public partners can help HIS by:

  • helping them to make sure that people who are affected by decisions are involved in those decisions
  • collecting feedback about people’s care in various settings
  • reading public-facing publications to make sure they are accessible and easy to understand

They are looking for volunteers with the ability to:

  • identify information most relevant to the decision at hand
  • express ideas clearly, concisely and sensitively
  • ask HIS challenging questions

Training and support will be provided and expenses paid. You must be over 18 and live in Scotland to volunteer with HIS.

HIS is an organisation that fully embraces equality and values diversity, and welcomes interest from anyone who would like to get involved. They particularly encourage interest from young people (aged 18-26), minority ethnic people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, as these groups are underrepresented in their current volunteer pool.

For an application pack, please email: contactpublicinvolvement.his@nhs.net or phone 0131 314 1292.

For an informal chat about what is involved, contact HIS’s Public Involvement Advisor by email via graeme.morrison1@nhs.net, or phone 0131 623 4606.

Closing date: Monday 5 February 2018 at 12pm.

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