Local NHS wants to hear your views

People in Waltham Forest are being encouraged to get involved with their local NHS by joining a group that helps develop plans for local health services. 

NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for people to join its Patient Reference Group (PRG) which plays a key role in deciding how healthcare is delivered locally. 

CCG Lay Member for Public Involvement, Richard Griffin, said: “We are looking for local people to represent our community and have a say in ensuring the needs of those living in the borough are represented. 

“We would like volunteers to represent the three localities of Chingford, Walthamstow, and Leyton and Leytonstone and are looking for people who can represent the diverse service users and carers of Waltham Forest. 

“If you don’t have time to attend meetings during the week you can join the Rapid Feedback Group, which is run via email.” 

PRG members will be involved in all stages of the group’s work, including assessing the healthcare needs of people in Waltham Forest, providing advice on plans for health services and helping to keep track of progress with the CCG’s community participation strategy. 

Those who would like to join the Patient Reference Group are asked to complete an application form and attend a short interview. 

Please contact us if you have any questions or require support to make an application by emailing communications@walthamforest.nhs.uk

The full information pack is available to download from the CCG website. An application can also be made via an online survey  

If you would prefer to apply via post please call 020 8208 3918 to request an application pack. Applications close midnight Tuesday 4 April 2017. 

The CCG also sends out news about events and asks for views on various CCG strategies and draft materials such as posters and leaflets. To join this group please send an email with the subject ‘Rapid Feedback Group’ to communications@walthamforestccg.nhs.uk