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Your opportunity to influence health care services in east Suffolk

Do you have a passion for the NHS and want to get involved in improving health care services in east Suffolk?

The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Community Engagement Partnership (CEP) is recruiting.

If you live in east Suffolk and have an interest in health and the NHS then you are encouraged to apply.

The CEP is a group of around 15 people that meets monthly. 

Through regular meetings with senior CCG staff the CEP members inform and influence the work of the CCG, which commissions most local health care services including hospital, mental health, community health and urgent care services. 
The group has a meaningful say in the decisions made on the planning and implementation of local NHS health services.

Irene Macdonald, the CCG’s patient and public involvement lay member, said: “Being a member of the community engagement partnership is a real opportunity to make a difference to your NHS.

“We want to hear with local people with local experiences who can help shape the future planning and provision of services.

“We are particularly keen to increase diversity within the group and would encourage younger people and those from the LGBT+ and black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to apply. 

“Having a membership of people from a wide range of backgrounds will ensure the CEP is truly representative of the vibrant and diverse population of east Suffolk.”

The role is voluntary and requires a commitment to attend a monthly two-hour meeting and occasional workshops. Travel expenses are paid.

The application pack has lots of information - download it HERE and the application form HERE

If you'd like to speak to someone before applying contact Marielena Giner, the CCG's Patient and Public Involvement Lead, on 07539 646619

Completed applications need to be received by April 10.



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