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Patient and public stakeholder group

Taking account of public, patient, and lay people’s views is an integral part of the Academy’s work. The Academy Stakeholder Group helps us reach a wide range of opinions from people, patients, carers and communities, to help inform our work. We value those points of view and are always looking to extend our stakeholder community.

Why Join the Stakeholder Group?

If you are interested in …
  • Attending FREE online events with speakers (often high profile) from the health world
  • Receiving regular updates on national health policy and giving your views
  • Receiving monthly updates on Academy work and how it engages with patients and the public
  • Contributing to Academy work
…then request to join the group today.

Patients, members of the public and lay people (with a non-clinical background) are welcome to join. This includes those working for charities, local government and NHS organisations involving patients and members of the public. People employed by commercial organisations cannot join.

To help us get diverse representation we particularly welcome membership and contributions from:

  • People from the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Disabled people
  • People from ethnic minority backgrounds
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • People aged under 35.

How does the group operate?

The group operates virtually and communication is mostly by email from Kate Tansley, the Academy’s Patients and Professionals Manager.

Members receive:

  • Monthly updates detailing the Academy’s latest work with patient and lay representatives and opportunities to input your views
  • Invitations to attend events
  • Opportunities to join Academy Committees as required.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment is up to you. You decide how often you want to engage with us by reading the updates and signing up for anything that interests you. It could be to give your views on a subject or consultation, attend events or join a more formal committee or working group. Whatever it is you can decide the extent of your participation.

What will you get out of it?

Being part of the group is a really great way to inform and influence the work of the Academy. You will have the opportunity to learn more about how our work improves healthcare and be part of that change.

If you would like to find out more please contact us.