Our CCG Volunteer programme gives you a chance to share in the decisions we make on behalf of you, your friends and your loved ones
Following feedback from our 50 patient champions we have refreshed our approach to patient leadership at the CCG. People told us that they needed more support to understand their role and champion the voice of the wider public thoughout the commissioning process.
We worked with Healthwatch Leeds to recruit a small group of CCG volunteers. Our 12 volunteers have been allocated a mentor from the team to support them in their work at the CCG.
Our volunteers 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. It isn’t about sharing personal opinions about health services but instead, thinking about how changes affect all people from a range of different communities and backgrounds. Our volunteers sit on the CCG Patient Assurance Group (link) to support us to develop robust and meaningful engagement plans. Our volunteers also sit on project steering groups to make sure that the voice of the public is heard and acted on at every stage of the commissioning cycle.
You can find out more about the work of our volunteers by visiting out ‘meet our volunteers’ page.
Whoever you are, whatever your age or wherever you’re from, anyone can become a CCG Volunteer. The programme gives you, our patients, a chance to volunteer and get involved in the NHS and share in the decisions we make on behalf of you, your friends and your loved ones. You’ll also learn new skills and get opportunities to attend local and national engagement events. If you’d like to find out more about the programme email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0113 843 5473.