Are you interested in healthcare? Do you want to help shape NHS services for everyone in Swale?
An exciting opportunity is available for two independent Lay Members to join the governing body of Swale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) , which is preparing to take over commissioning NHS services in Swale from April next year.
These roles require ambitious, high quality people who are passionate about the wellbeing of Swale residents and will work to help improve their health and healthcare, reduce unacceptable differences in the life expectancy of people living in different parts of Swale and improve the experience of patients, while also ensuring good value for money.
They will work alongside the GPs and other clinicians who form the core of clinical commissioning group and will use their local knowledge and insight to benefit patients.
Dr Fiona Armstrong Chair of Swale Clinical Commissioning Group states; “We want the residents of Swale CCG to have access to the best possible health care services that they require and as Lay Member of the governing body of Swale CCG you can play a vital role in the community by working together with us to achieve our collective aim.”
Swale Clinical Commissioning Group is currently going through process of becoming authorised to take over the planning and purchasing of most healthcare services in Swale from April 2013.
There are two roles for the Lay Members on the CCG, with a focus on either Governance or Public and Patient Involvement.
Lay Member (Designate) – Governance: If you are interested in this role, you will need to bring strategic insight and impartiality to the governing body, overseeing key elements of governance, including audit, remuneration and overseeing conflicts of interest. Financial and audit experience is also essential to chair the CCG audit committee.
Lay Members (Designate) – Patient & Public Involvement: If you are interested in public and patient involvement, you will be helping to ensure that in all areas of the CCG’s business, public involvement and voice is heard and that opportunities are created and protected for patient and public empowerment in the work of the CCG.
The time commitment for each of these roles is a minimum of 2.5 – 3 days per month and remuneration is £8000 per annum.
If you feel you would like to play a part in helping to shaping and developing healthcare for Swale CCG, further information and application packs are available by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Debbie Stock, Chief Operating Officer of Swale CCG on 01233 618365. Closing date for applications is 22 October 2012.
16 October 2012