Recruitment for Service User and Carer Representatives, Regional Implementation of Urgent and Emergency Care in Northern Ireland

Closed 6 Oct 2023

Opened 13 Sep 2023


Have you or someone you cared for used urgent and emergency care services in the last 6 - 12 months?

  • We are looking for people in Northern Ireland who have used these services to get involved in our work.
  • Our work is to implement the recommendations of the Review of Urgent and Emergency Care.
  • By getting involved, you could help us improve the delivery of key, vital health and social care services.

Definition of Urgent and Emergency Care

  • Urgent -  An illness or injury that requires urgent attention but is not a life-threatening situation.
  • Emergency - Life threatening illnesses or accidents which require immediate intensive treatment.

Why your views matter

If you are interested in working with the Department of Health (DoH) on shaping the future delivery of Urgent and Emergency Care services, in line with the vision set out in the Review of Urgent and Emergency Care (link below), please consider applying for this opportunity to:

  • help shape and plan future health services based on your own personal lived experience.
  • be involved in and play a significant role in changing and making health services more accessible.
  • have your voice heard and valued.
  • share your own lived experience and what went well or not so well.
  • build knowledge and experience being involved in a range of statutory and community based initiatives.
  • avail of opportunities for training in areas such as  people in PPI, co-production, quality improvement, population health and community development approaches.
  • develop personal and professional skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, facilitation and presentation skills that can also be of benefit to a specific career path.

More details can be found by clicking the links at the bottom of this page: 

1. Is a role description, it includes details of the work you would be involved in and a description of what is involved and how you will be supported.

2. Is a link to details of the Review of Urgent and Emergency Care. 

If you have any questions or if you need alternative formats or hard copies, please email and we will be happy to assist.


What happens next

Once we receive your application we will undertake a selection process using the information you have provided. If we have a high volume of applications this may include a short interview. We will then inform successful applicants by the 30 October 2023.

All applicaitons will be kept strictly confidential. 


  • Service users/patients


  • Patient/service user advocacy