Get involved in the design of our Clinical Strategy

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We are currently looking for two service users and carers to join the Clinical Strategy Design Group. These individuals would have had experience of having received care from the Trust services in Suffolk and Norfolk in the last five years.

Co-production with people who use or have used our services is key in underpinning the principles of our future Clinical Strategy. It will ensure that our way of working meets the needs of service users and their loved ones.

Logo for people participation The successful people will work in co-production with the workstream membership to ensure that the views and voices of service users and carers inform the design and delivery of the Trust’s Clinical Strategy. They will help to embed the principles of co-production and promote a culture of user and carer engagement. This will include acting as a critical friend to the project.

About the person

You will regularly be working with a diverse team of people from a range of different services and backgrounds. You will have good communication and listening skills. You should also feel comfortable and confident in presenting your own views and representing the views of others within a group setting.  

You will need to actively and positively listen to those with experience of our services and approach engagement with others in an empathetic, compassionate and supportive way, working to the Trust values of Respectfully, Positively and Together.

What you can expect

We will be holding workstream meetings on Microsoft Teams on a fortnightly basis. If computer access is an issue for you, we are happy to discuss ways of overcoming that barrier. You will also need to be able to have time to read documents before meetings.

This is a voluntary role. However, expenses will be paid for attendance at face to face meetings and any travel costs incurred.

We will be able to offer you training to support you in your role.

Next steps

If you are interested in this opportunity to help shape this exciting new project, please tell us what skills and experience you can bring to and what co-production means to you.

This should be no longer than one side of A4 or around 400 words. When we have looked at your submission, we will contact you to arrange for 30-minute discussion about it.

The deadline to submit your expression of interest is 5pm on 5 December 2021.

For more information and to send your expression of interest, please email: If you would like to speak to someone, email us and leave us your telephone number and the best times to reach you.

If this opportunity isn’t for you, there will be range of different ways that you can inform this strategy by telling us what’s important based on your experience of our services. Workshops, surveys and 1:1 engagement sessions have started and will continue through the coming months and years.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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