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Patient Advisory Group

About Us

Patients are central to the work of radiographers so it is important that the SCoR works with both patients and the public to ensure the service we provide meets their needs.

The Patient and Public Liaison Group (PPLG) was set up in 2007 to give patients and the public the opportunity to influence the work of the SCoR and ensure their views are represented. It was renamed the Patient Advisory Group (PAG) in 2018 following recognition of the important contribution patients and the public make to the work of the SCoR. 

What do we do?

The group provides opinions, input and support to various aspects of the SCoR’s work, including its publications, consultation responses and strategy.

It also contributes to some working groups and boards that are part of internal structure of the SCoR and to those of external organisations on which the SCoR has representation.

Tell me more…

There are currently six lay members of the PAG, who are supported in their activity by SCoR staff. Click here to find out more about who they are and why they joined. Membership is open to anyone. Members are recruited via national advertisements, but enquiries are welcome at any time. The group meets twice to three times a year and also communicates electronically between meetings. All expenses for travel to meetings are met by the SCoR.

You do not need any particular qualifications. We welcome people from all backgrounds and from anywhere within the Unitied Kingdom. All we ask is that you bring your voice and share your views with us. 

How can I join?

To find out more about the PAG and how to join, please email Liz Robinson. We can't wait to hear from you.

Radiographers: Why it is important to encourage your patients to take part?

We need our patients to share their experiences and views to enable us to learn about services and develop our practice. 

As the healthcare landscape and structure changes to become more focused on patients and empowering them to share in decision making (‘No decision about me, without me’), it is important that patients are involved in all aspects of the healthcare service, which includes the work, policy and strategy of the professional bodies.

If you have a patient who would be a valuable member of the PAG and who you feel would benefit the group with their views and experience, why not encourage them to apply to join?

Further information about this group and how patients can join is available by emailing Liz Robinson.

Read all about how the current members of the PAG came to be involved, what they've been working on, what the best parts of being a member of the group is and why you should get involved too.

Meet the members

Patient experience posters are available from the patient experience library here

Do you want to use your experience to become a peer leader, supporting system development?

The Peer Leadership Academy is a personal development programme that aims to build people’s (patients) knowledge, skills and confidence so they can play an active role in the personalised care programmes at a national, regional and local level. It is being delivered by Peoplehub CIC in collaboration with the NHS England and Improvement Personalised Care Group.

The purpose is to:
• Increase the capacity of the national personalised care co-production group. This is a group of people with lived experience of personalised approaches to their health and well-being who support the national personalised care programme.
• Help drive demand for and take up of personalised care across care systems.
• Enable people to work alongside the personalised care programme and effect change at a national, regional or local level.

The Academy will consist of six days over February, March and April 2020.
These will be delivered as three, two-day residential events;
13/14 February
10/11 March
7/8 April

Participation in all sessions is essential. Travel and accommodation is arranged and funded. The course is no charge to successful applicants.

The venue is Burleigh Court, Loughborough University (West Park), Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3GR

There’s lots of information in the leaflet. Here is the contact details to ask for application form and who to talk to find out more.
Rita Brewis - or Isma Sharif –

Applications close Thursday 19th December 2019

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