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The Effective Lay Partner Programme

The Effective Lay Partner Programme is a three day programme which is free of charge and designed for patients and carers who have taken on ‘lay partner’ or ‘lay member’ roles, working with clinicians and managers in the NHS.

Participants of this programme will:

  • develop an understanding of the changing NHS

  • develop their negotiating, influencing and leadership skills

  • experience real life case studies and scenarios and work with coaches and peer mentors that will support them with their development.

The programme will be highly interactive and participants will have the opportunity to share their expertise, as well as learning from others across Kent, Surrey and Sussex that have similar roles.

The current programme will be run on 21st February 2018, 22nd February 2018 and 20th March 2018.

Please note: each day builds on the one before – they are not standalone – participants need to agree that they will be able to attend all 3 sessions and participate in our evaluation.

For further information about this programme, please contact