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 are an important part of the public voice at the heart of the organisation. By working together we can provide outstanding care.
We are currenlty recruiting new members.
Are you interested in getting involved? Contact email@example.com
Location: 2 Kings Court, Kings Court Business Park, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester WR5 1JR
I have been working as a Volunteer Patient Representative for the Trust for a number of years. The engagement with many and different personnel at junior and very senior level has been extremely invauable. This period has provided many opportunities to broaden and further develop my knowledge, skills and abilities and as such I am a member of specific committees, work streams as well as participating in recruitment and selection interviews. Gordon
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.
I joined the panel in the summer, so am a relatively new member. I have found it very interesting, and enjoy the outside speakers. Online meetings are an excellent way of participating, and I have been made very welcome. Christina
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be a current patient/service user?
No. Many of our participation partners aren’t current patients/service users.
What age do I have to be?
You would need to be over 16 to get involved or volunteer within most of our opportunities 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 participation partner you will not be paid. We will however ensure you don’t lose out financially 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 how will I be kept in touch with?
All participation partner 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 work.
How do you reward and recognise participation partners?
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.