People living in and around Dorset are being invited to apply to join a new public engagement group as a key part of the work to improve health and care across the county, as detailed in the county’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
STP partner organisations are seeking to recruit approximately 20 members of the public to the new Public Engagement Group (PEG) who will have lived experience of Dorset’s geography, demography and diversity. Their key role will be to provide advice, guidance and challenge to inform public engagement.
Partner organisations are keen to emphasise the value of hearing a wide variety of views from across the region and are encouraging people to get involved in projects that affect all of Dorset’s residents
Anyone who is interested is invited to find out more and complete the expression of interest form.
Anya de Iongh, a national patient leader who led the CCG’s Clinical Services Review patient group said, “I am delighted to see that partner organisations see the importance of a strong and influential group of local people as a key part of their STP work.”
People who are interested but do not have access to the internet can obtain paper copies of the information and form by calling 01202 541946.
Applications for membership and the position of group chair will be considered by officers representing all partner organisations.
STP partner organisations:
- NHS Dorset CCG
- Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Dorset HealthCare
- Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- South West Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust
- Dorset County Council
- Bournemouth Borough Council
- Borough of Poole