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Quality and Regulation London Lay Representative Appointment Opportunities


Full details are attached, these are paid positions, and further information and full details of the application process can be found at this link: http://www.lpmde.ac.uk/lpmde/work-for-us/layrepresentatives.

Lay Representatives use their skills and experience as a member of the community to commit to working to, and encouraging within the organisation, the highest standards of probity, integrity and governance and contribute to ensuring that the Pan-London Quality and Regulation Unit’s internal governance arrangements conform to best practice and statutory requirements.

Health Education England (HEE) provides leadership for the new education and training system. It ensures that the shape and skills of the future health and public health workforce evolve to sustain high quality outcomes for patients in the face of demographic and technological change.

In London the mandate of HEE is delivered by three Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs): Health Education North Central and East London; Health Education North West London and Health Education South London.

The LETBs are responsible for the commissioning and quality management of healthcare education and training for the whole health workforce in their respective geographical area. They are supported in the processes of commissioning by local commissioning teams, and are all supported by the Pan-London Quality and Regulation Unit (PLQRU) in meeting their obligations in terms of quality and regulation.

The PLQRU is responsible for ensuring that regulatory requirements of all of the professional regulators are met and exceeded, further the team is responsible for ensuring that patient safety and the quality of training are priorities in all education and training matters, coordinating initiatives to continually drive up the delivery of high quality education and training across London – this includes the management of performance systems, quality visits and regulatory reporting processes.

Lay Representatives are engaged by the London LETBs in order to ensure suitable external assurance of processes – to meet their regulatory obligations, and to assure trainees, students and the public that their processes are undertaken objectively and performed to best practice standards.

Whilst there are many areas that the PLQRU may wish to engage laity in, the main area is to provide appropriate externality to their quality visiting process. The provision of this level and type of externality is key to ensuring that their processes remain robust and independent, and that their regulatory partners, trainees, students and the public maintain confidence in the actions that they take in order to ensure the provision of high quality education and training, and safe patient care are at the heart of all their activity.

They welcome applications from all walks of life, no clinical qualifications are needed, and our main requirement is that candidates have a connection to Greater London, and are committed to delivering the role.

Should prospective candidates have any questions or should they wish to discuss the role they are encouraged to contact Ian Bateman – Head of Pan-London Quality and Regulation for a confidential and informal conversation about the role prior to application:

Telephone:  0207 862 8847 (via Business Support Manager) or email: layreprecruitment@ncel.hee.nhs.uk






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