Accord gives local people a voice to influence how money for health and adult social care services is spent in North East Lincolnshire.

People can make a real difference to care for themselves and others as the views of members are taken into account every time a decision about services is made.

Comments, views and suggestions are fed directly to North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) through the scheme which means it can respond more quickly to patients’ needs based on what members are saying. From taking part in surveys to feeding back experiences of local services, all contributions are invaluable and help to shape services for the future.

The NHS has a legal duty to involve local people in changes to services, but Accord goes one step further by actively involving the community in the development and improvements of services at all times.

Accord members can chose when and how they want to get involved. For example, if someone only wants to share their views on diabetes care or children’s services, they will contacted by the NHS when changes that interest them occur.

Not only that, but Accord is an opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills.