Volunteer Opportunities

Become a patient involvement advocate.

Are you interested in how patients can help shape and plan local health and care services?

Do you understand your local community and surrounding area?

If so, we’d like to hear from you!

We need enthusiastic volunteers to join the NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group* (CCG) new Assuring Involvement Committee (AIC).

This panel of 12 community representatives advises us on the best ways to communicate with and reach local and diverse groups. Their knowledge helps us to understand different views when planning health and care services

We are looking for a broad range of volunteers and particularly want to hear from people who work with community networks or groups who represent people with different ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.

Do you have experience in running a committee? We’re also looking for a Chair and Vice Chair to lead the AIC.

No medical or clinical knowledge is required, and full training and support will be provided.

What will you be asked to do?

  • Volunteer four hours a month
  • Attend up to eight meetings a year (virtual at the moment)
  • Read committee papers
  • Attend relevant training
  • Challenge and advise us on ways to involve patients

Please click here for an advertisement about the volunteer opportunities and click on the link below for a video explaining the work of the AIC volunteer. 

Video on AIC work

If you are interested, full details are in the Information Pack and supporting documents below or for an informal discussion email shrccg.communicationsteam@nhs.net.

Committee members must have access to their own internet, email and device for working electronically. Informal discussions will take place during the week commencing 3 May, 2021. The first meeting of the new AIC will take place on Thursday, 20 May.

The deadline for registering your interest is 5pm Wednesday, 14 April, 2021.

 

Supporting Documents

Assuring Involvement Committee Terms of Reference (105 KB)

Role Description and Person Specification - Chair/Vice Chair (131 KB)

Role Description and Person Specification - Committee member (109 KB)

Information Pack (103 KB)

Interest Form (56 KB)

*The NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be formed on 1, April 2021 to manage how NHS health services are planned, organised and purchased for local communities. The CCG has 52 GP practices, which provide healthcare services for patients across the county.