The CCG is responsible for planning, purchasing and monitoring your local NHS services. The CEP is a group of up to 15 local people who share a commitment for health and a passion for making a positive difference to the healthcare services delivered to local people.
Pauline Quinn, the CCG’s patient and public involvement lay member said: “The Community Engagement Partnership provides invaluable input into how the CCG can best meet the needs of the local community.
“Members of the group meet with senior staff at the CCG to inform and influence the commissioning process and be part of the decision-making. The contribution of members is vital as it means the CCG can effectively plan and prioritise those services commissioned.
“The CCG’s work must be grounded in reality, the reality of patient experience. This is a key opportunity to influence local health care.
“We are looking for local people who have some understanding of health matters, either as a patient or carer and are willing to draw on their own experience to influence the decision-making process.”
The role is voluntary and requires a commitment of one, two hour meeting every two months and occasional workshops. Travel costs are paid.
The closing date for applications is Friday 10 March 2017.
Read more about the Community Engagement Partnership