Patient and Public Advisory Group

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Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG)

The patient and public advisory group is made up of core members of patients, carers and members of the public. The groups discuss current services we commission and how we engage with our local population.

By sharing experiences, the members contribute to the development of services that are high quality, safe and meet the needs of our local population.

The group meets every two months and the chair of the group is our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Lay Member who will report the work of the group to the Governing Body.

If you would like any information regarding the Patient and Public Advisory Group please email STCCG.enquiries@nhs.net.

 

Get involved with our Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG)

NHS South Tees CCG is looking to recruit an additional 6 members of the public onto the Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG).

As a core member of this group, you need to be a resident of either Redcar and Cleveland or Middlesbrough.  You will be able to share your experiences of using local health services.  You will be supported to develop a good understanding of clinical commissioning to influence local services and have the opportunity to share other people’s experiences.

We are committed to involving patients at all levels of our work and as a member of this group you will be helping to make sure that this happens. By sharing your experiences you will be contributing to the development of services that are high quality, safe and meet the needs of our local population.

The group meets every two months (meetings are usually 2 hours) plus there will be training sessions throughout the year.  As a member of the core group you will remain independent in this unpaid role and will not be employed by the CCG.

Interested?

If this is something that you are interested in, please apply using the expression of interest form (attached).  This form should be completed and returned to STCCG.enquiries@nhs.net.

If you need help or advice completing the application form, please call Phillipa Poole on 01642 263030.

Whilst we would welcome applications from those already contributing to patient involvement through local patient groups, voluntary organisations or other initiatives, if you are a member of a board or hold a senior role in another organisation, this may present a conflict of interest.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please see the documents attached.

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th March 2017.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 29th March 2017 and invited to an meeting with our current PPAG members in April.

Alternatively, if you would like to be involved with the CCG but not have the time to attend the bi-monthly meetings you could join MY NHS.  Find out more by visiting http://www.southteesccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/my-nhs/

 

Information on the Patient and Public Advisory Group

PPAG Role Descriptor

PPAG- Expression of interest form for Core Member role on the Patient and Public Advisory Group – March 2017