New NHS North Yorkshire CCG is launched
NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG has now been disestablished and - together with NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG - replaced by NHS North Yorkshire CCG. For information visit: https://www.northyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/
The role of our Lead for Patient and Public Involvement and our Health Engagement Network Representatives changed from 1 April 2020. The new NHS North Yorkshire CCG is continuing to develop its approach to patient and public involvement and is very grateful for the exceptional contribution of previous lay members and representatives. Read a our 'special thank you' to them.
The Lead for Patient and Public Involvement has a role in overseeing many elements of the CCG with an emphasis on ensuring that, in all aspects of business, the public voice of the local population is heard and opportunities are created and protected for patient and public empowerment. They are also the Vice Chair of the CCG's Governing Body helping to assure the population that their voice is heard.
"As I represent the public and patients, I can be their conduit
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The Health Engagement Network is a network of people with a particular interest in local health services. It’s a key tool in enabling us to reach our local communities and is our ‘go to’ resource for feedback on services and our plans for the future. It's free to join and you can choose how much you want to be involved.
The Health Engagement Network Representatives (HEN Reps) have been in post since the inception of the CCG. They are non-voting members of the CCG’s Governing Body and are crucial link between the CCG and patients in their respective localities (Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby).
They are the CCG’s ‘critical friends’ who support in the sharing of important messages to groups such as Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in general practice, as well as gathering service feedback.
Please note that the Health Engagement Network has now transferred to 'The Loop' membership as part of NHS North Yorkshire CCG. For more information visit: https://www.northyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/the-loop/
HEN Rep meetings
The HEN Reps meet every other month (where possible) to discuss, review and advise on patient and public involvement activity as well as CCG communications. They are able to note key issues and 'hot topics' from each of their locality area. The meeting is chaired by the Lead for Patient and Public Involvement and often include agenda items from external partners such as Healthwatch North Yorkshire
If you would like more information on these meetings please email email@example.com or contact your HEN Rep below:
Hambleton Health Engagement Network Representative (Interim)
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Jane Ritchie MBE
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