Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust seeks Patient Safety Partners

Communications TeamNews

The Hull University Teaching Hospitals is excited to announce opportunities for individuals who are passionate about improving patient safety and shaping the future of healthcare to join our team as Patient Safety Partners.

The Trust is searching for three dedicated Patient Safety Partners in vital areas of healthcare, including Midwifery, Planned Care and Unplanned Care. These individuals will play a pivotal role in developing safer healthcare services in Hull.

Drawing on their personal experience as patients, carers or family members, these partners will collaborate closely with hospital staff to ensure that safety requirements align with the needs of patients, while minimising potential risks associated with treatment.

This opportunity extends far beyond mere participation. Patient Safety Partners will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and contribute to key meetings across the Trust with a variety of people.

Furthermore, this national programme fosters collaboration between hospitals, enabling partners to participate in discussions with other healthcare institutions, sharing insights and best practices.

Although this opportunity is voluntary, we understand the importance of your time and commitment. As a token of our appreciation, a small payment will be provided to cover any expenses you may incur during your participation.

Donna Pickering, Head of Patient Safety & Improvement said: “This is an exciting time for anyone interested in healthcare and safety. By becoming a Patient Safety Partner, individuals can actively shape the way healthcare is delivered and received in their community.

“Their insights and experiences are invaluable as we work towards building a healthcare system that prioritises patient well-being above all else,” she added.

Join us in this ground breaking endeavour and become a part of the Patient Safety Movement. Together, we can usher in a new era of patient care, where safety is paramount, and the voices of patients and their families are at the forefront of decision-making.

If you are interested or want further information to apply as a Patient Safety Partner, please email Donna Pickering on