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Become a lay assessor with the RCP
22 November 2023

Recruitment is now open

The accreditation unit (AU) at the RCP is recruiting lay assessors to represent the needs of patients and service users in accreditation assessments.   

The AU delivers a supportive process of evaluating the quality of clinical services against a nationally agreed set of standards, highlighting good practice and areas of change and encourages the continued development of clinical services, as well as delivering workforce training programmes to ensure they reach their potential and deliver high quality services. The AU runs 6 clinical service accreditation programmes in the following areas: 

Endoscopy (JAG) 

Allergy (IQAS) 

Primary Immunodeficiency (QPIDS)  

Liver (IQILS) 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PRSAS) 

Diabetes (DCAP) 

We are currently recruiting lay assessors who are patients or members of the public who bring their own experience, fresh insight, and an independent perspective to the accreditation process. Lay assessors will have a specific role in the accreditation assessment representing the views of patients and the public. They will be required to ask powerful questions and contribute to the accreditation process, offering fresh views and a reality check rather than to formally represent a group of patients or the public.  

No formal qualifications are required, simply a commitment to support the continued development of healthcare through the accreditation process, an objective approach, a genuine interest in participation and an ability to constructively challenge the views and assumptions of professionals. 

Deadline: 5pm 19 December 2023 

To apply for the role, download an application pack here

If you have further questions, please contact 

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