What is the CCG Volunteer programme?
Our CCG Volunteer programme gives local people a chance to take part and contribute as we work to engage and involve them in planning change and development to health and care services across Leeds.
Volunteers can make a unique contribution to the relationship between the CCG and the people of Leeds, providing opportunities for us all to learn from the different perspectives, insight, and experience they can bring.
What does a CCG Volunteer do?
Our volunteers help to ensure that the voice of patients, carers, and the public are taken into consideration when decisions are made that affect health services and patient care.
This isn’t about sharing personal opinions about health services in the city, but is instead, about thinking how changes and developments to services can affect people from a range of different communities and backgrounds in different ways, and working to highlight and minimise any negative impacts or results.
CCG Volunteers take turns at attending the CCG Patient Assurance Group to review and discuss our engagement plans and equality impact assessments, to ensure the patients’ voice has been considered in all our work. CCG volunteers also sit on a variety of project steering groups or work programmes to make sure that the voice of the public is heard and acted upon at every stage of the commissioning cycle.
What skills, attitudes, and interest do I need to be a CCG Volunteer?
All our volunteers demonstrate good manners, have an empathetic approach to their work, have good listening skills and they are passionate about improving health and wellbeing services.
What kind of activities might I be involved in?
CCG Volunteers might get involved in a number of different things that they are interested in. We will provide you with different opportunities through a regular CCG Volunteer Newsletter. Some examples of what you might get involved with could include:
- Providing a patient perspective on steering groups
- Attending the PAG to ensure that service changes are developed with sufficient patient and public engagement
- Support the development of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in GP practices
- Co-producing engagement activities and training
- Engaging with wider networks and communities to better understand people’s thoughts and experiences
How much time will I need to give?
It is up to you how much you are able to give, but we would encourage volunteers to plan to commit at least six hours per month – this would work out at around two meetings, plus support via mentoring, per month.
Ok, I’m interested, now what?
That’s great! If you would like to become a CCG Volunteer, we ask that you complete an application form. You can do so using the button below or you scroll to the bottom of the page and download the documents in our ‘application pack’. If you want to apply by post, download an application pack below or you can request one by contacting email@example.com or call 0113 843 5470.
You can apply from 12pm, Thursday 1 August 2019 until 12 noon, Wednesday 04 September 2019.
(Please note we cannot accept any applications that come in after this time.)
You can find out more about our current volunteers by visiting our ‘Meet our volunteers’ page. To find out more about the volunteer programme in the future and changes to healthcare services in Leeds join our CCG network to be kept up to date.
If you have any questions about the CCG Volunteer programme please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0113 843 5473.
CCG Volunteer – Application Form (Microsoft Word Version) (2MB) – you can edit this form on your computer rather than using the online version above
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