The patient safety partner is a new role, which has been developed by NHS England to help improve patient safety across healthcare in the UK.

gtd healthcare is recruiting patient safety partners to attend some of our patient safety meetings to represent the patient’s voice and contribute to developing a safer organisation.

This is a great opportunity to share your interests, experiences and skills to help develop the new patient safety partner role and be a part of our team.

Please view the below questions to gain further information about the role.

What is the role of a patient safety partner?

Patient safety partners will:

  • be actively involved in the design of safer healthcare at all levels in the organisation;
  • play a key role in improving patient experiences by becoming an integral part of patient safety team at gtd healthcare;
  • sit on relevant committees to discuss how safety issues should be addressed by providing appropriate challenges to ensure learning and change;
  • be a member of and attend relevant meetings, which will mostly be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. Other options are available for candidates who do not have IT access.
What kind of work will I be involved in?

Patient safety partners will:

  • hold membership on safety and quality committees including the governance and risk committee, whose responsibilities include the review and analysis of safety data;
  • be involved in patient safety improvement projects including the review and development of the Patient Safety Incident Response Policy and Patient Safety Incident Response Plan;
  • work with the gtd healthcare Board to consider how to improve safety;
  • be involved in patient safety training for staff;
  • participate in investigation oversight groups.
What training will I need?

No prior training or qualifications are required to apply for this role.

Once in post, gtd healthcare will ensure patient safety partners have access to the necessary training to fulfil their role.

What is the commitment?

The initial expected time commitment is one to two days per month. The role may expand over time and the initial term is expected to be two years, with the possibility of an extension.

What experience will I need?

We are looking for someone who has:

  • the ability to champion the needs of our patients and population;
  • good communication skills;
  • the ability to understand a range of complex information;
  • empathy skills including the ability to see things from both organisational and patient perspectives;
  • sound judgement and an ability to be objective;
  • the skills to put forward views on behalf of a wider community/group of patients;
  • experience in working with others towards a shared goal.
How do I apply?

Complete the patient safety partner application form and email it to Callum Rimmer, gtd healthcare’s head of risk and safety, via

Alternatively, paper applications can be posted to gtd healthcare’s head office:

F.A.O Mr Callum Rimmer,

Governance Team,

New Century House,

Progress Way, Off Windmill Lane,


Greater Manchester,

M34 2GP

Once we receive your application:

  • Applications will be assessed against the skills and experience required and shortlisting will be made based on the application form.
  • Informal interviews will be arranged for successful applicants.
  • Successful applications will require two references before starting in the role.
Key documents

Please follow the links below to view key documents.

Further information

If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please email Callum Rimmer, gtd healthcare’s head of risk and safety, via or call 0161 337 2254.