Last week saw the launch of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s Patient Leader Programme.

They are committed to putting the voice of their patients, carers and families at the heart of everything they do and working in partnership with people and communities.  Volunteer Patient Leaders will be recruited to work alongside their staff, as equal members of the team, influencing and shaping the services to meet the needs of their community.  Patient Leaders will join meetings, committees, focus groups and ad hoc events to contribute their lived experiences, wisdom and expertise, working together with them to engender meaningful change and improvements.