Lay Representative Recruitment

HEIW is seeking competent individuals to provide Lay Representation in support of the quality management of medical and dental training programmes across Wales.

HEIW is responsible for commissioning, overseeing and monitoring the provision of education and training for approximately 2,800 doctors and dentists in postgraduate training posts in the NHS across Wales. As a Lay Representative you would be involved in this exciting work, giving impartial, external advice as to the suitability of the processes involved and assurance that the principles and standards set out by the General Medical Council are being upheld.

Our Lay Representatives are involved in the recruitment of Doctors and Dentists to training programmes and contribute to the teams responsible for assessing their progress through training.

They play important roles in reviewing the quality of training programmes and in the committees responsible for strategic oversight of medical and dental training in Wales. Lay representation ensures appropriate externality and accountability during these processes and is a valuable mechanism by which the voice and opinions of service users can be heard and acknowledged during the training of healthcare professionals.

You would be appointed for a period of one year in the first instance. You would be required to work up to ten days per year. Events will take place across Wales. Payment is made per whole (£80.50) or half day (£40.25) and any travel and subsistence costs incurred whilst acting as a Lay Representative will be reimbursed. A clinical or healthcare background is not necessary and a lay representative cannot be currently employed by the NHS.

Click here to view the role descriptor and person specification for the role.

Please contact us via heiw.qa@wales.nhs.uk or 03300 584 210 for more information and details of how to apply for the role or to receive further details.

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