The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient Involvement Team

What is the Patient Involvement Team?

The Patient Involvement Team is a friendly and informal platform for service users to have their say on how the Clinical and Health Psychology service is shaped and delivered.

Anyone who has accessed the Clinical and Health Psychology department in the past 2 years is encouraged to become a member of this Team

How can I get involved?

You can become a member of our Patient Involvement Team in several different ways:

1. Attend face to face/ remote group meetings:

Our group sessions are ran 3 to 4 times a year either remotely via video call or face to face at St James Hospital. The group will be led by a clinician who will bring a wide range of ideas and issues within the service to be reviewed and discussed by service users. All views, ideas and opinions are welcomed.

2. Join our mailing list

Contribute by responding to emails or polls around key departmental issues and developments 

3. Join an interview panel

Whenever we recruit new clinicians to our department, we like to include a service user in our interview panel to ensure that the clinicians we recruit are people that you would feel comfortable accessing support from

What’s expected of volunteers?

Service users will be asked to share their views about the ideas and actions within the service. This could be things like the workbooks used within therapy; setting up therapeutic groups; audits within the service; and wider hospital issues, such as parking.

Please note that by expressing interest, you have no obligation to commit to doing any of the above and can request to be taken off the patient involvement list at any time.

How do I find out more/ get involved?

If you would like to hear more about the group or attend the group, please speak to the staff member you work with or contact us via telephone: 0113 206 5897 or by email:

Share your views and make a difference; we look forward to hearing from you!