Healthcare for London is inviting Londoners with a view on how to improve NHS services to participate in a major new 10-year programme to tackle and improve health services in the capital.
The programme is calling for volunteers to join its patient and public advisory group which will provide a voice for all Londoners and advise on plans to improve a range of NHS services.
Sir Cyril Chantler, (chair of the Board of the Great Ormond Street Hospital and of the King’s Fund), said:
“London has unique health needs. We are working to address health inequalities and create services that advantage all Londoners.
“Healthcare for London is about outcomes, not talk. We are already turning blueprints into action with the recent announcement of the capital’s first five polyclinics. We recognise that it is ultimately patients who make decisions about their NHS treatment and the advisory group will play a vital role in ensuring Londoners’ views are heard.
“We are looking for enthusiastic Londoners who want to see care in the capital improve, and who will positively contribute to the development of the plan to revolutionise healthcare.”
Members of the patient and public advisory group will comment and advise on Healthcare for London’s plans for improving services such as mental health, diabetes and maternity services. The commitment will include attending meetings based in central London approximately once a month.
Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Healthcare for London for an application pack and submit their completed application form by 5pm on 7 November 2008. This will be followed by a selection process to identify suitable candidates.
For more information, or to obtain an information pack: