There are some places available on an upcoming mentoring programme, funded by NHS Improvement for patient leaders.
If you identify as a patient, carer or someone with lived experience this might be for you. It may appeal to anyone who is less experienced in working with healthcare professionals or hasn’t access this kind of development before.
What is the Rosamund Snow Community?
This is a national partnership (funded by NHS Improvement) to support patient & carers of patients with long-term conditions in their work to improve health services and has provided some initial funding. In response to this, the Rosamund Snow Community was created. The aim of the partnership is to connect, support and develop people who are working hand in hand with healthcare clinicians and managers in making improvements in healthcare services. We bring our vast skills and knowledge as people with clear insight and imagination to help solve the many issues plaguing the NHS today.
What is the patient mentoring programme?
Mentoring questions are supportive, powerful and an empowering way to help people solve difficult issues. Patient leaders supporting other patient leaders through mentoring provides a unique kind of support.
The mentoring programme will provide participants with valuable support at an important time as they get used to how things work in the health system. Two of the people who were trained last year are now ready to mentor patient leaders who are working alongside healthcare professionals in improving healthcare services and below is an example of a piece of feedback from the first cohort of mentors:
“I’ve started on a new adventure, something really exciting and rewarding. Helping others achieve their goals, and encouraging them to grow”.
Funding has been agreed by NHS Improvement to provide training and supervision for a second cohort of mentors, taking place in October and November. Last year’s training was very well received by the mentors and their helpful feedback is going to make it even better this year.