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Help assess our care environment

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

How you can help us

Recruitment for the 2018 assessments has now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied and we will be in contact with assessment dates. If you are interested in applying next year and would like to be informed of future opportunities, please email us at getinvolved@gstt.nhs.uk.

Like all hospitals, every year we are required to undertake a Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment 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 and St Thomas’ hospital sites, including Evelina London Children's Hospital and inpatient sites in the community (Pulross Intermediate Care Centre, Minnie Kidd House and the Amputee Rehabilitation Unit at Lambeth Community Care Centre).

Our patient assessors need to have experience of using Trust services and can be a:

  • patient, relative, visitor, advocate or carer
  • member of local Healthwatch, a local resident, or a voluntary sector representative.

The training and assessments takes place over one full day. NHS England aims to give Guy’s and St Thomas’ 8 to 10 weeks notice of each visit.


Got a question?

If you have any queries about becoming a patient assessor, please email getinvolved@gstt.nhs.uk or phone 020 7188 7188 extension 53954.

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Page last updated: March 7 2018