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Volunteer Patient & Public Representatives

Introduction

Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for commissioning healthcare on behalf of the residents of Croydon.  We are now recruiting volunteers to sit on several working groups to support us to make decisions about how we deliver non acute services, as part of the 'Planned Care Programme'.  We are looking for dynamic individuals who have an understanding of how we meet our statutory obligations and who want to make a difference. If you can assist the CCG to shape and steer this transformation why not apply to become a panel member.

Main Activities

  • Working with commissioners and clinicians to develop improved pathways for patients
  • Helping local NHS services to improve patients' experiences of services
  • Making decisions about new ways of working for local health services
  • Supporting the engagement of Croydon's residents to discuss new proposals
  • Working with local community and voluntary sector organisations to help support local people to engage with healthcare providers

Experience and Skills

  • A general interest in the NHS and a commitment to outcomes that support the commissioning of healthcare for the residents of Croydon (experience of working with the NHS is desirable but not essential)
  • An interest in the relevant work group area e.g. Dermatology, Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • An ability to make judgements and decisions based on evidence, setting aside individual interests
  • An ability to work collaboratively in line the working party decision making processes
  • A sound understanding of Equality and Diversity (2010 Act)
  • An ability to observe the need for confidentiality when required
  • Good communication skills

Time Commitment

  • One to two days a month including pre reading and travel to the office (could be more if time is available) for a period of 12 months

Location

  • To be advised prior to meetings but within Croydon

Volunteering will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Improve how we deliver health services in Croydon
  • Help us to develop and design improved services for the 'Planned Care Transformation Programme' which will bring services into the community
  • Increase your experience, skills and confidence by working with NHS commissioners

We will provide

  • A comprehensive induction
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
  • Training and on-going support

Who can apply?

Croydon residents aged 18 and over who have experience of participating in working groups with the ability to share important information amongst the wider community.

To apply

Please complete the application and monitoring forms and send them to getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM.docx

MONITORING INFORMATION CCG.docx

We will ask you to supply two contacts for references

Further information about Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group can be found at: www.croydonccg.nhs.uk

For any other enquiries please contact the Engagement Team; who are happy to assist on:
020 3688 1384

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