Anyone over the age of 14 can become a Patient Associate; no specialist skills are required, you just need to meet the criteria below:

  • You are 14 or above
  • You wish to enhance the learning of leaders within NHS
  • You understand that you will only be called upon as and when there is availability
  • You understand you will only be asked to help on our programmes and/or in an advisory capacity as part of co-design and co-production work.

If you want to talk about volunteering at the NHS Leadership Academy, you can email us at [email protected]

Quote / Testimonial:

“The NHS Leadership Academy provides a unique opportunity for both staff and patients to develop and blend patient-centred care into NHS provision.”

Stephen Elsmere
Nursing Consultant to the Open University