The NHS Hammersmith & Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group want the views and experiences of patients/service users and carers at the heart of their plans.

They therefore are looking for a carer representative who has experience of supporting someone with mental health problems to be a member of their local implementation group for this area.

Below are a list of the activities that would be expected of a representative:

  • Attend the monthly H&F Implementation Group  meetings to develop primary care mental health services‎
  • Contribute to the H&F Implementation Group  relevant meetings in a constructive manner, offering ideas and opinions which reflect the voice of carers and their families.
  • Seek views and feedback from groups / carers within H&F to support the primary care mental health service developments.
  • Consider the wider impact of primary care mental health developments on carers and their families in H&F
  • Liaise with the wider West London delivery group as required.‎

What can they offer you?

  • Skills and experience of working with professionals to improve health care
  • Opportunity to share local knowledge and expertise to improve health care
  • Opportunity to meet other volunteers working to improve health care to share experiences
  • Information, training and support related to evaluating bids
  • Re-imbursement of travel expenses

What are they looking for?

  • A carer with experience of supporting someone with mental health problems
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to look at issues from the patient, service user and carer perspective
  • Ability to understand written information
  • Ability to work constructively with the CCG to improve health care for local residents

These meetings will be held on a monthly basis.

For further information and if you’d like to attend as the Carer representative please contact Katherine Murray (lead Mental Health Commissioner – Katherine.Murray@nw.london.nhs.uk)

 

 

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