We have received details from NHS England of an exciting opportunity for people with experience of personalised care  who want to develop their knowledge through the means of their lived experience in coproduction.

The Peer Leadership Academy is a personal development programme that aims to build people’s (patients) knowledge, skills and confidence so they can play an active role in the personalised care programmes at a national, regional and local level. It is being delivered by Peoplehub CIC in collaboration with the NHS England Personalised Care Group.

The purpose is to:
• Increase the capacity of the national personalised care co-production group. This is a group of people with lived experience of personalised approaches to their health and well-being who support the national personalised care programme.
• Help drive demand for and take up of personalised care, including social prescribing.
• Enable people to work alongside the personalised care programme and effect change at a national or local level.

The Academy will consist of six days over September, October and November 2019. These will be delivered as three, two-day residential events; 25/26 September, 15/16 October and 19/20 November at Loughborough University. Participation in all sessions is essential. Travel and accommodation is arranged and funded. The course is no charge to successful applicants.

Read further information on the Peer Leadership Academy

The closing date for applications is 19 July 2019. For further information contact Rita Brewis – Rita@peoplehub.org.uk or Isma Sharif – isma.sharif1@nhs.net