NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking local people to become lay members who will play an important part in the development of a new organisation.
Clinical commissioning groups are the organisations that will take over from primary care trusts and will be responsible for the planning and purchasing of NHS services for local people from April 2013.
Dr Alistair Blair, chief clinical officer (designate), who is also a GP at Wellway Medical Group in Morpeth, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for members of the local community to influence the work of the CCG in the future.
“Lay members will bring with them a range of expertise and help provide an independent view of the work of NHS Northumberland CCG.”
A number of posts are available:
• Lay chair (designate)
• Resource and performance lay member (designate)
• Public and patient involvement lay member (designate)
• Governance lay member (designate)
The lay chair (designate) carries remuneration circa of £15,000 per annum for one day per week. The three lay member (designate) posts offer a remuneration of circa £7,500 per annum for three half day sessions per month. Also please note that the governance position requires experience of financial management and audit.
For an informal discussion contact Stephanie Edusei-Basra on 0191 217 2779 during office hours. The closing date is 24 August 2012 at 12 noon and the interview dates are 20 and 21 September 2012.
Information packs and application forms are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 0191 529 7055 or click on this link www.northoftyne.nhs.uk/ to download the information packs and application form.
The NHS Commissioning Board will begin to establish the wave of CCGs from 1 November 2012. This role will be described as ‘designate’ until establishment, when it will then become substantive.