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Recruiting Patient Representatives

We are offering a unique opportunity for volunteers to join our Patient and Public Engagement Committee (PPEC).  The committee ensures that patients and the public are being involved in shaping local NHS services.  It is a formal sub-committee of our Governing Body and provides assurance that the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is meeting its legal duty to consult on service changes.

Patient representatives are key to providing a constructive challenge, they influence and scrutinise communication and engagement plans and offer opinions and recommendations on consulting and engaging with Bedfordshire’s patients and communities.  Patient representatives act as an ambassador voice for patients and the public.

Representatives do not need to have qualifications or experience working in healthcare. We just ask that applicants have an active interest in local health services and have some experience using NHS services in Bedfordshire, whether that be for themselves or for someone they have cared for.

Please read the role description for further information.   l

If you would like to apply for the role please complete and return the application form available in Word or as a printable PDF before 1:00pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018.

If you have any questions please contact Anona Hoyle at anona.hoyle@nhs.net  tel: 01525 624264.

Additional information:

  • The role is voluntary
  • Patient representatives are able to claim for travel and parking costs 
  • Meetings are held every other month, they tend to be on a Tuesday or Thursday and last 2 hours (usually 10am - noon or 2-4pm).  The dates are set at the start of each financial year, dates for the rest of this year are 11 December 2018, 12 February 2019 and 9 April 2019.
  • Meetings are held in various locations across Bedfordshire, wherever possible, locations are chosen which have easy access to parking.

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