The NHS Commissioning Board is leading a programme of work to develop and establish a single public and patient focused web information portal during 2013. This takes forward the Government’s commitment from its information strategy, The Power of Information, for there to be a single source of authoritative online public information about health and care services, treatments and conditions. NHS Commissioning Board Special Health Authority is looking for a Transition Director to take this work forward. This vacancy is only open to NHS/DoH employees and the closing date is 24 July 2012.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is looking for an Interim Patient Information Manager (initially a three month contract) to start as soon as possible. Main duties include: delivering printed patient information, managing the publications ordering service, promoting the charity’s information at events, overseeing the development of online patient content, and managing and developing a small team.
The Lymphoma Association is a charity providing information and support to anyone affected by lymphatic cancer. They are looking for a freelance medical writer to help update of a range of publications and products. You will need an understanding of haematology/oncology, have experience producing information for patients and be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of cancer (ideally lymphoma) patients’ information needs. The work is home based and available on a project by project basis. Applications should be submitted by the end of June 2012.
Applications are invited from candidates with at least a first degree in psychology or other social science (upper second or first) for a 3 year full time PhD studentship at Plymouth University. The topic for the PhD will be “A factorial design cluster trial to assess the ability of implementation of superfast broadband and community interventions to improve use of e-health and reduce health related car travel.” Field work will be in Cornwall. The candidate must be highly IT/Internet proficient and highly numerate (although the study will be mixed methods). Candidates with previous research experience or training will be at an advantage. Closing date for applications 12pm Friday August 10th.
The Picker Institute is a research and development charity with an international reputation as a key authority in the measurement and improvement of patient experience. Surveys of patients, service users and staff are core areas of their work. They are looking for an Improvement Manager to support healthcare professionals and organisations in the interpretation and dissemination of survey results. The post is full time and based in Oxford.