We believe it is crucial to good commissioning that the voice of the public is listened to and championed at every opportunity. For this reason, we have appointed a lay person specialising in patient and public involvement who sits on our Governing Body.
We are currently recruiting for a new patient and public involvement lay person.
What are we looking for and what can we offer?
You will have a key role in ensuring that the CCG fulfills its duty to involve the local population, by ensuring that the voice of the local population is heard and considered across all aspects of the CCGs activities. You will also gain assurance that the CCG is taking appropriate steps to reduce inequalities around access to services and health outcomes and that the CCG is meeting its duties under the Equality Act.
You will use your skills and experience to ensure that patients’ expectations are understood by the CCG, that patient experiences, concerns, complaints and choices are known and used by the CCG in their plans and decision-making. You will help to ensure that the CCG builds and maintains an effective relationship with Local Health Watch, Scrutiny Committees and draws on existing patient and public engagement and involvement expertise.
It is important that you have knowledge of the area. Ideally you will live within Warwickshire or a neighbouring county or you will be able to demonstrate that you have an affiliation with the area. Please note that we can pay local expenses only.
The time commitment is approximately 2.5 days per month and remuneration is £7,070 per annum. Some time commitment may be required in the evenings.
To arrange for an informal discussion please contact Anita Wilson via email Anita.Wilson@warwickshirenorthccg.nhs.uk who will make the most appropriate and convenient arrangement.