Join Our Health Engagement Network (HEN)
Join a membership of other local people with interests in health services funded by NHS Hambleton,
Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (known as a CCG). It’s free to join and you get first-hand information about the work of the CCG and developments to health services across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas. The Health Engagement Network or ‘HEN’ helps to CCG to reach local communities and is the ‘go to’ resource for feedback on services and our plans for the future.
What does membership involve?
You can choose how much you get involved with the Network. There are three levels of free membership:
- Advocate membership
Actively participating in projects, surveys and invited to volunteer at engagement events. You will receive appropriate training. There may be the opportunity to sit on committees or attend meetings that will support the CCG in its provision of health and social care services. You will be kept fully informed of any time commitment required. You will receive regular updates and newsletters.
- Associate membership
Actively participating in surveys or questionnaires, invited to engagement events and receive newsletter and general updates. From time to time, you may receive surveys from us on behalf of other related agencies (e.g. North Yorkshire County Council).
- Information only membership
Only receive newsletters and general updates.
Whichever level of membership you choose, the benefit is that you will be invited to be involved in the planning and development of services.
If you would like to take part please:
Get in touch with your local health representative
The CCG’s Governing Body includes a Lead for Patient and Public Involvement as well as a representative for each locality known as Health Engagement Network Representatives (HEN Reps). Together with the Chief Nurse, they are responsible for ensuring the public and patient voice is heard at Governing Body level. The HEN Reps are:
- Jim Forrest (Interim) - Hambleton - email@example.com
- Jane Ritchie MBE - Richmondshire - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doff Pollard - Whitby and the surrounding area - email@example.com
You can find out more about the HEN Reps by visiting our patient and public representatives page
The information you provide is kept strictly confidential by NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group in compliance with current Data Protection Legislation. Your personal information will not be shared with any other agencies. The information will help us contact you on local health matters of most interest to you. The information we obtain from surveys will not disclose the view of you as an individual within any surveyed group. If at any time you wish to leave the network please contact us to let us know.