Invitation for patients and public to join NHS involvement group

Invitation for patients and public to join NHS involvement group

The NHS is precious to us, particularly after the unprecedented times we are currently experiencing.

We are currently looking for people with a passion for the NHS and creating healthier communities to dedicate a 3-4 hours a month to join other enthusiastic volunteers on a Public and Patient Involvement Assurance Group.

The role of the group, comprising of 12 – 16 individuals, is to reassure themselves that the NHS is listening to patients, carers and communities when it designs health services.

The group has worked, to date, on assuring large scale projects such as the £450 million 'Building Better Hospitals' project – the transformation of services at Leicester's hospital and Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy project. They are currently working on the mental health and service provided from their GP practice.

Participating on the group means influencing some big projects to make sure local people have been involved in shaping changes in NHS care. This helps to ensure the local NHS provides the best health and wellbeing outcomes for local people including your community.

The group's work to date has included assuring large scale projects such as the £450 million 'Building Better Hospitals' project – the transformation of services at Leicester's hospital and Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy project. They are currently working on the mental health project and service provided from their GP practice.

We want health and care services to be developed with a strong voice for local people and communities. The NHS is used by everyone at some point in their life, often at times when they are feeling vulnerable. It's crucial that services are planned using the experiences of the local patients, carers and citizens.

To find out more and to apply people can visit our website www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/join-our-public-and-patient-involvement-assurance-group or call 0116 295 0750 or email beinvolved@LeicesterCityCCG.nhs.uk

The closing date for applications is 7th October 2021.

Thank you

Susan Venables, Head of Engagement and Insights, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:51 by Parish Council

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