The Patient and Carer Network (PCN) is a network of volunteers in England and Wales who support and shape the work of the RCP. The RCP and the PCN aim to improve care for patients and influence the future of health and healthcare.
The RCP is currently recruiting new volunteers to join the PCN. To find out more and apply, please visit our recruitment portal, where you will also find a full volunteer role description. The closing date for applications in this round is Sunday 17 September. If you have any queries, get in touch with our Patient Involvement Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the PCN take part in focus groups, committees and workshops on a range of topics affecting patients, the NHS and hospital doctors. PCN members review and comment on policies, reports and guidance to make sure patient and carer experience informs all aspects of the RCP’s work.
Working together with doctors, PCN members help the RCP to remain receptive, responsive and relevant to patients, carers and the public.
By joining the PCN, members become part of an engaging group of volunteers who interact online and in person. Roles vary depending on members’ experiences, interests and availability – from participating in surveys and responding to consultations, to taking part in workshops, and events.
The PCN has:
Volunteers join the PCN to make a difference. Areas where the PCN has made a significant impact include: