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The role of a Patient Safety Partner

Being a Patient Safety Partner is a new volunteering role which gives you the chance to be the voice of patients and members of the public, and support patient safety across the Trust. You will be part of the Patient Safety team, and attend key meetings, as well as being involved with key projects delivered by the Patient Safety team or the wider Trust.


The role covers the whole Trust. However, you will be working with the Patient Safety team who are based at Brighton General Hospital. The role will be a mix of both virtual and face to face.

Key tasks

These include supporting patient safety learning events, attending key meetings and committees, supporting the Patient Safety team with key patient safety projects, and being a voice for patients, ex-service users, and members of the public.  This is a developing role, and the level of involvement may vary.

The benefits for you

You will be able to share your voice and opinions to improve patient safety on both a local and trust wide scale.

You can help ensure patients, ex-patients and members of the public are represented at key committees and meetings and can learn more about the NHS.

This role will give you the chance to work with other Patient Safety Partners across the local area and you can gain experience which could then support your career.

You will be reimbursed for travel expenses.  

This is a voluntary role. However, when a Patient Safety Partner is approved to attend an executive level safety meeting, they will receive an involvement payment (£75 for half a day, and £150 for a full day).

Key skills you need for the role

To be a Patient Safety Partner, you will need to have a broad awareness, and be willing to learn more about patient safety and patient safety strategy.

You will need to be well presented, have a friendly and approachable manner and good verbal communication skills.

You'll also need to be able to communicate your views clearly and concisely during meetings or committees, and be able to review, analyse and feedback on a range of documents and information.

Finally, you'll need to be punctual and dependable.


To apply to be a Patient Safety Partner, you will need the following:

  • You will need to be 18+
  • You will need to complete an application form and attend an interview for the role
  • You will need to have two references
  • You will need to provide ID
  • You will need a DBS check for this role
  • You will need to complete an Occupational Health check

How to apply


We do not currently have any vacancies for this role.

Get in touch

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Page last reviewed: 16 May 2024
Next review due: 16 November 2024