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Are you interested in becoming a Community Representative?

Are you passionate about your local NHS and Adult Social Care services? Do you live in Surrey Heath? If so, you may be interested in volunteering to become a Community Representative.

NHS Surrey Heath Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS SHCCG) and Surrey County Council (SCC) are looking for Community Representatives (three volunteer posts available).

Community Representatives form part of a range of views that can make real, constructive changes to the provision of services. They enable the CCG and SCC to provide services that truly reflect what the local population want and need.

They are full members of the Public Engagement Group. The purpose of the group is to ensure Surrey Heath CCG and the Adult Social Care department of Surrey County Council engages and listens to the views of the Surrey Heath population, uses these views to inform decision making and reports back to them on how the organisations have acted on their views. Community Representatives represent the public voice and influence local health and adult social care services.

Community Representatives will have an interest in local health and adult social care services and the NHS in general; and will support the drive to improve public participation and engagement.

The post holder will contribute a broad view and a depth of vision, and are not there to represent the narrower focus of their own organisation or demographic group.

They will give recommendations and play an important part in contributing towards the planning, design and assessment of local health and adult social care services.

The ability to work as part of a team and the desire to contribute to the development of the new NHS landscape are important.

The post holder can be a:

  • Member of a local voluntary organisation in the area; and or
  • Registered with a Surrey Heath CCG member practice (Camberley Health Centre; Heatherside Surgery; Lightwater Surgery; Park House Surgery; Park Road Surgery; Station Road Surgery; The Bartlett Group Practice – Ash Vale; The Bartlett Group Practice – Frimley Green; The Old Dean Surgery; Upper Gordon Road Surgery)

No formal qualifications or experience is required – just a passion for health and adult social care.

Community Representatives are required to commit to attend PEG meetings, every quarter for around two hours and Public Meetings every quarter also for around two hours.

Community Representatives are appointed in a volunteer capacity.

If you wish to discuss the opportunity and to receive the full role outline please contact Nisha Pawar, Communications and Engagement Lead on 01276 707688 or email nisha.pawar@nhs.net

Downloads:

Surrey Heath CCG Community Representative Poster

Surrey Heath CCG Community Representative Role Summary