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Assess the care environment

Would you like to join the team of patient assessors who help ensure Guy’s and St Thomas’ maintain a high quality care environment?

Like all hospitals, every year the Trust is required to undertake a Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment – (otherwise known as PLACE). Teams of staff and patients carry out assessments for standards of cleanliness, quality of food, and how well patients are treated with dignity and respect. They visit Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and inpatient sites in the community. This year, for the first time, assessments could include their new Cancer Centre as part of the Guy’s hospital visit.

The Trust is looking for patient assessors who have experience of using Trust services. You could be a:
• patient, relative, visitor, advocate or carer
• member of local Healthwatch, a local resident, or a voluntary sector representative

The training and assessments will take place over one full day between March and May. NHS England aims to give Guy’s and St Thomas’ 4 to 6 weeks notice of each visit.

Further information can be found on the Trust’s website.

Click here to apply to become a patient assessor and complete a short expression of interest form.

If you have any queries about becoming a patient assessor, please email or tel: 020 7188 7188 extension 53954.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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