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Nurses who volunteer could get £1,000 from NHS England

Community or voluntary groups that have successfully worked with patients and the public could get a £1,000 grant from NHS England.

Ten grants will be up for grabs, all for £1,000, so that NHS England can learn about successful local schemes and support them.

They will be awarded to not for profit groups that can tell the story of their patient and citizen engagement work “in a creative and interesting way”, for example through videos, photo or audio books, leaflets or posters.

The statement read: “NHS England is seeking to make grant awards to showcase good practice around patient and citizen participation in healthcare.

“We know that there is really excellent patient and public involvement work happening all around the country and we want to do more to share and learn from what is happening locally,” a spokesperson said.

The closing date to apply for funding is 12 noon on 28 September 2015, further information can be found here.