Join a brand new Community Values Panel and have a say on funding local health services
You must be aged 18 + and live in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. You must be able to attend two meetings in St Ives from 10am to 2pm on:
- Thursday 24 October 2019
- Tuesday 19 November 2019
You will be paid £50 per meeting plus reasonable travel expenses. Lunch provided.
What’s the project about?
A Community Values Panel is being set up by the people who plan and buy health services in our region – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
It will be made up of 30 individuals who will represent – through its mix – the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. You don’t need any special qualifications to take part.
Together we want to hear what’s important to local people and to gather ideas and views on how to save money whilst protecting the services people value the most.
Is it open to everyone?
Yes, it is open to everyone aged 18+! We want to make sure that the people on the panel reflect the local population in terms of geography, gender, ethnicity, age and use of services.
This means that we want it to include:
- Younger adults, adults of working age and older people
- people from all parts of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- people with disabilities or long-term health conditions and carers
- people who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and others)
- people from different ethnic and minority groups
We will make sure that anyone with a disability has the support they need to take part – please tell us what you need when you fill in the application form. Get in touch if you need help to fill the form in.
Why is it important?
More people are using NHS services. But money is limited.
The CCG’s £1.3 billion pays for things such as doctors, hospitals, community services, some pharmacy services and mental health services.
But the CCG is operating with £75m debt and needs to make some tough decisions about what health services to buy for the region’s 980,000 people. They must save money this year and spend less in the future.
The members of the Community Value Panel will help the CCG understand what is important to local people.
Apply by noon on Tuesday 15 October 2019.