NHS inviting people passionate about health and social care to volunteer

NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are inviting people passionate about health and social care to volunteer

You recently supported the NHS Step up to Great Mental Health consultation by reaching out to your communities on this important topic. We would like to thank you for your support. All the information we received back is currently being analysed. We will let you know the outcome as soon as we are able.

We now have another opportunity for you and members of your community. 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 groups' 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.

If you can promote this opportunity, we would be grateful. We can let you have further information electronically or in hard copy format. 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 CCG's

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:25 by Sarah Gresty

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