Recruitment to Patient, Public and Carer Engagement Committee (PPCE)

Could you be a Patient Representative?

Be part of the future of the NHS:

  • Can you represent patients and give them a voice?
  • Can you contribute to engagement work about local health services?

We are delighted to announce that applications for the North Durham CCG Appointed (public) members of our PPCE are now open.

Following the completion of our current Appointed (public) members tenure, there are three positions for Appointed (public) members which we are recruiting to. These positions exist to help represent the MyNHS membership in North Durham. The membership scheme is a way for people of North Durham to stay up to date with what is happening locally with health service decision making.

What is the group?

The role of the PPCE Committee is to examine and review the various engagement activities, associated processes and governance arrangements of NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group. You can find the full terms of reference for the committee here.

What is the role?

The role is a strategic position which will be part of the NHS North Durham CCG PPCE Committee. A full description of the role is available to view here. Appointed (public) members will be responsible for representing the views and experiences of the wider patient and public population in North Durham and feeding back decisions made by the Governing Body to local patients and carers.

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for local people who have used local health services to ensure the voice of local patients, public members and carers is considered by North Durham CCG at all stages of their decision making relating to local health services.

We are also particularly keen on ensuring that the views and experience of the broadest possible range of our patients and residents are able to be effectively represented in the discussions. Ideally you should have the ability to listen to other people’s perspectives and have effective team skills. Please note you must be aged at least 18 years old.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to one of the three Appointed (public) members positions, then please complete the application form and return it between 1 September and 14 October 2016.

Following this you may be invited to attend an informal style interview with three people: Chair of Patient, Public and Carer Engagement Committee, Engagement Lead for NHS North Durham CCG, and Project Manager from Durham Community Action’s Community Engagement Project for NHS North Durham CCG.

Following the successful application process, there will be a handover period until March 2017. This will see our existing Appointed (public) members provide support
to the new members at each meeting, before new members formally take up their role in April 2017.

Interview Dates:

The following dates have been scheduled for an informal interview style chat:

  • Thursday 27 October, 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday 1 November, 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm

Useful Documents

For more information contact: Daniel Blagdon, Engagement Lead on or 07775 508 260