Interested in joining us as lay representative?

Monday, February 15, 2016

We are looking to appoint a new lay representative to our governing body and we are welcoming applications from enthusiastic candidates with a knowledge of and interest in the communities we serve.

The CCG is made up of 19 local GP practices and we have a vacancy on our governing body for a lay representative to lead on public and patient involvement. 

Governing bodies make decisions about the work of CCGs on behalf of their wider practice membership. Lay representatives bring external, professional experience to these decision making committees for specific areas of work.

As well as attending bi-monthly governing body meetings, lay members are involved in the strategic work of the CCG, providing professional advice and support, as well as representing the organisations on a number of cross sector programmes, forums and committees. 

Current lay representative, Roger Pontefract, is both stepping down from the role, which he has held since the CCG was established in 2013.

Roger said: “It is an extremely exciting and challenging time for the local NHS and this role is a great opportunity for the right person to influence the future of local healthcare in Southport and Formby.”

Fiona Taylor, chief officer for the CCG, said: “We have greatly valued the contribution that Roger has made over the past three years, and we wish Roger well in his retirement.

“The knowledge and understanding of our local communities that he has brought to the governing bodies will be difficult to replace.”

Anyone who is interested in applying for the roles can find full details and recruitment packs online from the NHS Jobs website

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 February 2016.