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Current PPI Projects and Upcoming Opportunities

Click on the titles below to view our current PPI projects or upcoming opportunities.

  • Pathology Department Involvement Opportunity

    The Involvement Team are currently looking for interested candidates to support the Pathology Department to redesign their current website to raise awareness of Pathology Services within the Western Trust area.


    Pathology Laboratory Services are provided under the division of Diagnostics and Cancer Services for primary and secondary care throughout the west of Northern Ireland. Laboratory Services thrive on technological advancements, educating / training students, and other health care professionals either entering or furthering a career within Pathology and Biomedical Science. Laboratory Services continuously work with Universities, Regulatory Bodies (e.g. U.K.A.S., M.H.R.A.) and Professional Organisations in providing and supporting the highest level of education, guidance and services.

    The Pathology Department encompasses disciplines such as:

    • Andrology
    • Cytopathology
    • Histopathology
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Point of Care Testing
    • Haematology/Blood Transfusion
    • Microbiology
    What to expect

    Participation would be on a voluntary basis and travel costs will be covered. The Involvement Team will provide on-going support and guidance. You will also gain experience, learn new skills and an opportunity to have a voice in how the Western Trust promotes Pathology Services.


    Date: Friday 8 September 2023

    Time: 2.00pm

    Venue: MDEC Building, Atlnagelvin Area Hospital

    *For those wishing to link in remotely a MS Teams link can be sent

    How to get involved

    If you would like to get involved please contact Anne Mc Monagle via email, clearly stating in subject line of the email Pathology Website Involvement Opportunity, or book place via Telephone 07584540838.

  • Opportunity to become a Non-Executive Member of the Patient Client Council (PCC)

    The Department of Health has recently launched a recruitment drive and is seeking to appoint 11 x Non-Executive Members to the PCC.

    • 5x Voluntary Organisation Representatives,
    • 5x Local Government Representatives,
    • 1x Trade Union Representative.

    The Non-Executive Member position offers an exceptional opportunity for applicants to play a key role in helping to shape and drive the strategic vision of the PCC, providing good governance and assurance that the organisation is fulfilling its legislative mandate within allocated resources.

    Speaking about the opportunity, Ruth Sutherland, Chair of the PCC said:


    “We want a Health and Social Care Service which is actively shaped by the needs and experiences of patients, clients, carers and communities, to enable them to live their best lives. Our purpose is to ensure the public’s voice and experiences are heard and listened to when it comes to Health and Social Care Services.

    “We seek to resolve issues for patients when things go wrong, providing independent and trusted support through our advocacy and engagement platforms. We are tasked with representing the interests of the public, and if we think the voices of patients and service users are being ignored, we will speak up.

    “As a Non-Departmental Public Body which acts independently, we work with patients and the public to help them make meaningful and positive change to health and social care services. To do this we connect with multiple stakeholders across all sectors of Government, Health and Social Care and Civil Society – bringing the voice and experience of patients to bear.

    “We would like the Patient Client Council Members to reflect the public which uses the health and social care services and we encourage all interested parties from a wide range of backgrounds to apply through the Department of Health’s Public Appointments Unit. The PCC particularly encourages those with experience in the areas of public health, finance, communications, diversity, and policy development and action research.

    “As you are aware, Health and Social Care is facing challenging times and change is hard, but I do know that change is possible and worth working for. If you have passion, drive and commitment for public service we can’t wait to hear from you!”

    The time commitment is estimated at 2 days per month with a payment of £3,946 per annum. It is expected that successful candidates will take up post by the end of November 2023.

    The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon, 29 August 2023.

    For more information and for details on how to apply, please visit our website: Recruitment Opportunities in PCC – Patient and Client Council Northern Ireland (

    Additionally, If you would like to register an interest in attending an information session with current PCC Council members, please email: before the 18th August 2023, referencing ‘Council Appointments Q&A’.