The role of an Expert by Experience in our Care and Treatment Reviews, and Care, Education and Treatment Reviews

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare and seeking to increase their pool of Independent Expert by Experience for their Care and Treatment Reviews and Care, Education and Treatment Reviews.  The role is a paid for role of £250 per CTR/CETR.

The role of an Independent Expert by Experience is to:

  • Work as a member of the CTR and CETR panel.
  • Gets ready for, and attends, CTRs and CETRs (in person or online).
  • Takes part in CTR and CETRs training as needed.
  • Helps the chairperson with the CTR report. This is about what needs to happen next – by when and by who.
  • Maintain confidentiality. 

What knowledge or experience is needed?

We need someone that has:

  • Personal experience of either being a person with a learning disability, autism or both who may have used hospital services, community services or both, or
  • Personal experience of caring for someone who is a user of learning disability services for people who has significant behavioural challenges either in hospital setting or in the community.
  • Understanding of people’s rights, equality and diversity.
  • Understanding of person centred support and how it helps with people’s care.
  • Understanding of what good care and support looks like in the community.
  • Understanding or willingness to learn about Positive Behaviour Support.

A good expert by experience is:

  • Good at communicating with people who use services and their families in different ways.
  • Good at thinking about what a CTR and CETR reports should say.
  • Good at keeping information private and confidential.
  • Good at noticing things and asking questions.
  • Good at knowing what is good care and poor care.
  • Good at getting to meetings on time.
  • Good at being part of a team led by somebody else.
  • Happy to be supported on some things if needed.
  • Able to travel to CTRs and CETRs (with or without support) which may not be in your home town.
  • Able to use email and phone.

If you think this could be of interest, we’d be very keen to hear from you.  Please contact the team on [email protected] and Sonia Goodwin (TCP Service Manager) will be in touch.