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Could you be a public rep for prevention?

05/03/2019

Do you live in the City of London and are you interested in improving health and wellbeing for yourself and others?

We are looking for local residents to become public representatives on Hackney and City's prevention workstream.

The application deadline for applying for this role has been extended to 12 April.

Public representatives are volunteers who play an important role in ensuring residents’ voices are heard and work closely with other public representatives, managers and clinicians.

The workstream is part of a partnership of health and social care organisations in Hackney and the City joining up NHS, social care, public health services and activities.

The prevention workstream aims to improve residents' health and wellbeing by supporting them to live longer, healthier lives.

We want to achieve this by developing and delivering local activities and services that aim to reduce harm and enable people to 'self-manage' their health and wellbeing.

Examples include:

  • 'System-wide' approaches to helping people achieve a healthy weight
  • Helping people to stop smoking
  • Supporting people to better manage their diabetes and other long term conditions
  • Enabling all frontline staff to 'make every contact count' so they are skilled and empowered to have 'healthy conversations' with patients and the public and signpost them to relevant services and support

Key information about the representative role:

  • Attendance and preparation for a two-hour meeting every two months shared with another representative
  • Confidence in presenting views and contributing to discussions, with support from Healthwatch City of London
  • Opportunity to get involved in specific projects and service areas that interest you
  • This is a voluntary role and representatives will be offered training and travel reimbursement and childcare and carer expenses

Applying for the role

Find the role description and application form here

For further information and to submit an application please email info@healthwatchcityoflondon.org.uk or call 020 3960 7454  by Wednesday 12 April.

Appointments will be made following an interview.

If this role isn't for you but you would still like to be involved in the Prevention workstream, find out more about taking part in our resident participation group here.

Find out more about integrated commissioning in City and Hackney here.

 

Downloads

prevention_patient_role_description_and_form_final.pdf

about_the_prevention_resident_reference_group.pdf

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