Community Engagement Panel

The Community Engagement Panel is a group of service users, carers and interested members of the public who give views and feedback on a range of topics from complete service redesigns, to language used in patient documents. Members meet virtually once a month, and take part in surveys, focus groups and events and have the oppourtunity to shape the Trust’s services by becoming the public voice at the heart of our organisation. By working together we can provide outstanding care.

We are currenlty recruiting new members.

Are you interested in getting involved? Contact katherine.wood4@nhs.net

Location:   2 Kings Court, Kings Court Business Park, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester WR5 1JR

If you cannot commit to a monthly meeting but would like to help why not visit the 'Get Involved' website page to see other ways you can join the conversation. 

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be a current patient/service user?

No. Many of our volunteers aren’t current patients/service users.

What age do I have to be?

You would need to be over 16 to volunteer within most of our opportunities so you can make a useful and safe contribution.

However, we do have a youth board for those aged 14-25 who want to get involved in developing services at a strategic level.

How much time do I need to give?

In general, there is no minimum time you must give you can discuss with us what arrangement works for you and the role you are applying for

Will I be paid?

As a volunteer you will not be paid. We will however ensure you don’t lose out financially through volunteering so will cover agreed expenses, such as travel.

Will I be trained?

Yes, we have a full induction and training process. You will receive a thorough induction to your specific role so that you are confident in what we are asking you to do.

Once I start volunteering how will I be kept in touch with?

All volunteers will receive a quarterly newsletter (email) with updates on news and opportunities across the Trust.

You will be managed and supervised in the place where you volunteer.

How do you reward and recognise volunteers?

We hold an annual Staff Awards night to celebrate the outstanding achievements of all staff including our volunteers

What happens if I become unwell, or don’t want to continue with my role?

Please do not worry as we fully understand that this may happen.  You can opt out of the programme at any point or take a break.