Jacqui Dyer: It’s not OK to replace paid LXP staff with Unpaid Service Users 

What is the difference between asking an NHS Trust a question at its AGM vs. asking the same question at the GtiCP Conference?  Well – for a start: the GtiCP (DCP Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology) conference didn’t censor the question and actually put it in the chat. Second, they actually asked it. Third,Continue reading “Jacqui Dyer: It’s not OK to replace paid LXP staff with Unpaid Service Users “

The Difference Between LXPs & Involvement Staff

Are you a Lived Experience Professional (LXP) who has ever been asked to explain the difference between what you do, vs. Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) staff? It’s a toughie, because on the face of it, the work often looks the same. The main difference between the two is People working within the Lived ExperienceContinue reading “The Difference Between LXPs & Involvement Staff”

Which NHS Trusts Are On Santa’s Good List? Who Got The LXP Band 7 Funding??

Was your NHS trust on one of Santa’s Good List, ready to be blessed with a brand new Band 7 Lived Experience Professional (LXP) to join their staff? At LXP Revolution, we’ve been heavily focussing on activism which highlights trusts who haven’t applied for funding to employ LXPs when given the opportunity, despite us likelyContinue reading “Which NHS Trusts Are On Santa’s Good List? Who Got The LXP Band 7 Funding??”

Why did your NHS Trust reject an LXP funding opportunity?

The blog that caused the most fury on social media: why did NHS Trusts not apply for a funding opportunity in 2020 to employ a Lived Experience professional working at a Band 7 grade, when most Trusts use the excuse of not having funds to employ an LXP beyond a Band 3 or 4 level?Continue reading “Why did your NHS Trust reject an LXP funding opportunity?”

Why the KUF funding affects ALL LXPs in England

Why should funding for one type of training affect ALL people who work as LXPs (Lived Experience Professionals) in the English NHS? KUF (Knowledge & Understanding Framework) training funding sticks a flag in the sand, it sets a standard for equality of pay, working conditions, support and CPD (Continuing Professional Development. Now we have fundingContinue reading “Why the KUF funding affects ALL LXPs in England”

Has your Trust turned down LXP funding?

Our last blog promised to take you on a journey, using Freedom of Information requests to find out whether your local trust has been supportive of LXPs or actively withheld support when opportunities have become available. Did you know that recently funding for a senior LXP (Band 7) post was offered to all NHS MentalContinue reading “Has your Trust turned down LXP funding?”

Into The Twilight Zone: A Mad Board Meeting

The following blog has been contributed by an observer of the May Board Meeting of an NHS Trust. You can find out more details about the meeting by looking at the ‘Birmingham Activism’ area of the site. The author used dictating software to write the blog, and the blog was anonymised afterwards. Into The TwilightContinue reading “Into The Twilight Zone: A Mad Board Meeting”

Birmingham Activism Update: Dox Attached!!!

There comes a point where you have to stop attempting to engage, dialogue or negotiate. When a party that has not demonstrated any previous evidence of listening and acting upon reports of discrimination and harm to wellbeing it is a pretty good indicator. When current attempts are met with the same recycled rhetoric, seemingly deliveredContinue reading “Birmingham Activism Update: Dox Attached!!!”

PSW Describes Traumatic Experience: Part 1

Behind all collectives, there are always individuals, with individual experiences that have led them to join and fight discrimination as part of a wider group. One Peer Support Worker in Birmingham is sharing what initially appeared to be an exciting opportunity to one that became a harrowing experience. PART ONE…… MY GRANDMOTHER I was trainedContinue reading “PSW Describes Traumatic Experience: Part 1”