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Want to get more involved? Apply for a role with the Community Forum

The Community Forum plays an important role within North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The forum is made up of local people who volunteer called community representatives; they work alongside clinical and managerial staff from the CCG. Forum members feed back concerns and compliments from the local community to influence and inform the CCG’s decision-making about health and social care.

What is a Triangle? The future of health and social care services is agreed through teams made up of three people: a clinician who specialises in the field, a service lead from the CCG and volunteer from the Community Forum, which represents the voice of public and patients. These groups are known as triangles. Together these three voices have an equal influence during decision-making.
What other roles do Community Forum members have ? To ensure the local community has a voice in all aspects of our work volunteers from the Forum are also appointed to a range of committees and working groups

How long is the appointment for? Community Contacts are appointed to a 3-year term of office. Community Contacts receive induction and training to support them in their role and help with volunteer expenses.

What is the time commitment? Community forum members are expected to a attend as a minimum the monthly group Forum meeting as well as meetings linked to their appointed role with a triangle, committee or working group which also tend to be monthly. There is also a fair amount of reading to do to prepare for these meetings.

Who can apply for a role with the Forum? You must be a member of Accord to be eligible to apply for a role, to join up click here Then contact us and ask us to send you an application pack. This will explain more about the role. You will need to complete an Expression of Interest form either on a paper copy or by email and send that back to us by September 14th, 2015.

Then what happens? We have a look at the applications and invite those who we feel may be suitable for an informal interview to discuss the position in more detail.

How to apply - Call us on 0300 3000 567 or email  to request an application pack

Current Opportunities These roles are open for expressions of interest from Accord members

Planned Care Triangle
Our work is very varied and looks at how we manage long term health conditions such as diabetes and respiratory conditions as well as ophthalmology, dermatology and cancers. We work with health and care providers to make sure local people get quality services and have a good experience of the care they need. Our community lead needs the enthusi-asm to drive change and a keen interest in expanding their knowledge and understanding of health conditions and their care and treatment.
Service Lead—Pauline Bamgbala
Clinical Lead—Dr Arun Nayer

Unplanned Care Triangle
Covering Urgent, Emergency and Intermediate Care, we aim to help people stay out of hospital, unless it’s unavoidable. Our work is at an exciting phase as we start to put into practice a vision for a sustainable, high-quality urgent care system working closely with health and care providers, that will enable people to more readily access the urgent care they need in the community rather than visiting the hospital.
Service Lead—Andy Ombler
Clinical Lead—Dr Rakesh Pathak

Disabilities & Mental Health Triangle We aim to ensure local people with disabilities and mental health issues get high quality, safe and sustainable services through the way we plan services and work in partnership with health and care organisations. The community lead plays an active role in designing services, contributing to the tender process and working alongside local health and care partners. You will need a passion for ensuring people with disabilities and/or mental health problems get the best deal and not be afraid to hold us to task.
Service Lead—Angie Dyson
Clinical Lead— Dr Renju Mathews

Women & Children’s Triangle We plan a wide range of women and children’s services such as maternity services, the children’s assessment unit based at the hospital and the new children’s community
nursing team. You should have a keen interest in women and children’s health, the willingness to expand your knowledge of this area and the desire, confidence and drive to work with us as we continually strive to achieve better outcomes for local families.
Service Lead - Michelle Barnard
Clinical Lead—Dr Marcia Pathak

Equality & Diversity The CCG wants to build on its award-winning practice and ensure all groups with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are treated fairly, without discrimination and according to their needs. You will be passionate about equality and will have a working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 with the willingness to learn, as information and practice in this area is constantly developing.  You will be committed to standing up for others, regardless of their circumstances and enabling disadvantaged groups to have a voice and influence in the CCG’s work.
Service Lead—Lisa Hilder

Council of Members The Council of Members is made up of representatives from the CCG’s 30 GP member practices and adult social care provider, Focus. This group makes decisions on service changes, which are then approved by the Governing Body / Partnership Board. The role of the Community Representative is to bring a community perspective to the discussions and ensure decisions are informed by the patient/public voice, and feedback to Forum outcomes from meetings.
Chair—Dr Derek Hopper

Delivery Assurance Committee This committee provides delivery assurance to the CCG Partnership Board that there are robust structures, processes and accountabilities in place for managing performance and delivery throughout the organisation to meet current and future requirements.
The committee oversees the CCG’s performance and outcomes against NHS and Adult Social Care performance management regimes. This includes discussing and agreeing recommendations to the Partnership Board for corrective action.
Chair—Cathy Kennedy

Older People & Dementia Triangle We aim to ensure older people, those with dementia and informal carers get the high quality, safe, cost effective and sustainable services they need. We do this through health and care organisations and involving the wider community. You need to be committed to improving opportunities and experiences for local people and making sure we take their views into account. Experience of the way we plan services, partnership working with formal meetings is useful but the confidence to offer constructive challenge about how things are done now, and help to shape new ideas about what might work better is essential
Service Lead - Nicola McVeigh
Clinical Lead— Dr Karin Severin

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