Opportunity to join CCG governing body

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join its governing body.

A lay representative who will lead on public and patient involvement is needed to join the governing body, which makes decisions about the work of the CCG on behalf of its 30 member practices.

As well as attending bi-monthly governing body meetings, lay members are involved in the strategic work of the CCG, providing professional advice and support, as well as representing the organisation on cross sector programmes, forums, and committees.

The successful candidate will use their knowledge and interest of our communities to make sure the public voice of the local population is heard and that opportunities are created and protected for patient and public empowerment in the work of the CCG.

Current lay representative, Graham Bayliss, is stepping down from the role.

He joined the CCG in April 2016 after a long and successful career in local government, including 23 years with Sefton Council where he held several senior positions including director of corporate services and director of leisure and tourism.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my five years with NHS South Sefton CCG, during a time of great challenge for the NHS.

“It has been an honour to help ensure the public and patient voice is heard within the local health system.

“I would urge anyone who is interested in representing our local community within the CCG and beyond to apply for the role of lay member for public patient engagement.”

Dr Craig Gillespie, chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, added: “The contribution made by our lay representative is vital in helping the governing body understand the views of the local population.

“On behalf of my governing body colleagues, I would like to thank Graham for his valuable contribution to the community and wish him well for the future.”

Anyone who is interested in applying for the role can find full details and a recruitment pack online here: https://www.healthjobsuk.com/job/v3004057.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 17 March 2021.

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