Seeking Public Representatives: unplanned care and planned care

A partnership of health and social care organisations in Hackney and the City is looking for members of the public with experience of using services as a patient or carer, to help improve care services. City residents are particularly encouraged to apply to ensure City voices are heard.

The public representatives will join a ‘workstream’ or area of activities, working closely with managers and clinicians to look at care services. You will be given access to training, reimbursement of reasonable travel, childcare and carer expenses, and support.

There are two care workstreams:
Unplanned care: Urgent and emergency care needed within 24 hours (such as A&E visits or mental health crisis response), and out-of-hours services within adult social care and primary care.
Planned care: There is a preference for a public representative with experience of using cancer services if possible. The workstream is looking at services where people are referred to acute providers (e.g. hospital outpatients) in a planned and non-emergency way. This includes ongoing long-term support for adults and carers such as social workers doing reviews, residential care, care at home and meals on wheels.

Interested residents should submit the completed application form to info@healthwatchhackney.co.uk by 8 January 2018. If you have any questions about the role or would like to find out other ways to be involved, please email info@healthwatchhackney.co.uk or phone 07856796512.

The integrated commissioning partnership involves all the main local health and care organisations (City and Hackney CCG, Hackney Council, City of London Corporation, Homerton Hospital, ELFT, voluntary/community sector, GP Confederation) working more closely together.

If you are interested in doing this and happy to feedback to other carers in the Carers Forum, then Carers Network be able to offer you Time Credits in return