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Are you a patient or carer who has lived experience of a healthcare-acquired infection?
Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) pose a serious risk to patients, staff and visitors in healthcare settings.These infections can incur major costs for the NHS and cause significant morbidity to those infected. Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a key priority for our members and the NHS.
The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is a charity (no.1158172) whose objectives are to advance knowledge of, foster scientific interest in and disseminate information about the prevention and control of hospital and other healthcare- associated infections (HCAIs), to medical and allied professionals for public benefit.
HIS uses the NICE definition of ‘lay member’ to refer to a member of a committee who has personal experience of using health or care services, or is from a community affected by the topic area. A lay member can also be someone with experience as an unpaid carer, an advocate, or a member or officer of a voluntary organisation.
Lay members offer a different point of view from people who provide or commission services.
HIS is looking for patients and carers who have experience of HCAIs, to join a HIS working party as a lay member.
The appointment will be for up to 36 months and meetings will take place in central London or via teleconference.
Please refer to the role description for more information.
How to apply
Please provide a C.V. and covering letter explaining identifying how your experiences could be relevant to the work of the society and the working party. Explain why you would like to work with the society and detail any experience, interests or skills you can bring to the role. This should include providing specific examples that will demonstrate your experience and knowledge.
Please also complete and return the following forms:
• Declaration of Interests form
Closing date: 31 August 2019
What happens next?
Applications will be shortlisted against the criteria set out in the person specification.