The RCP is seeking a lay chair for its Patient and Carer Network

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have an exciting and outstanding opportunity for a lay chair to represent its Patient and Carer Network (PCN). The role is for 3 years and includes a £4,000 honorarium plus expenses.

The RCP and PCN are looking for someone who is:

  • committed and passionate about ensuring that the patient and carer voice is heard and listened to by physicians
  • keen and able to respond to the challenge of leading and developing a network of over 50 volunteer patients and carers
  • able to commit a minimum of 4 days each month to the role.

The RCP is seeking a person with the ability to champion and drive patient involvement across its work and beyond.

This is a high-profile and strategic leadership role which offers the opportunity to work collaboratively with PCN members, staff and officers of the RCP to maintain and extend meaningful involvement of patients and carers in all aspects of the work of the RCP.

About the PCN

The RCP set up the Patient and Carer Network in 2004. The network is a group of over 50 patients, carers and members of the public from across England and Wales. Members of the network volunteer their time to help make sure the RCP’s work is based on what patients need. PCN members work with the RCP’s physicians to:

  • directly influence national health policies and standards
  • produce reports setting out a new vision for health and healthcare
  • support medical teams to improve their services
  • shape physicians’ education and training.

For a full role description or to arrange an informal discussion about the role please email

The closing date for CVs and covering letters is 28 February 2020.

Interviews will be held in London on 12 March 2020.

The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.