Your local NHS needs you

Your local NHS needs YOU Are you interested in helping to shape NHS services operating across Aylesbury Vale, improving patient care and ensuring the voices of the whole community are heard? If so, then now could be your chance to get involved. NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking to fill two posts, including a Public Engagement Leader to work two days per month. The role – a paid officer post – requires experience of the local community and the ability to champion engagement with all sectors within it. The CCG is especially keen to hear from people with experience of communicating with local black and minority ethnic groups. Lou Patten, Chief Officer of the CCG, said:  “As a CCG it is vital that we hear the voices of everyone in our community to make sure their opinions and healthcare needs inform our efforts to secure the best services possible for them. “That makes this role an invaluable one to our organisation, and hopefully an extremely rewarding one for the person we appoint.” The CCG is also seeking to recruit a new Chair of its Audit Committee, a role involving a time commitment of up to three days a month. This post requires recent and relevant experience in financial management, preferably with an audit or accountancy qualification, and the appointee would act as champion for the CCG’s financial reporting and internal controls. Ideally, both applicants should live in Buckinghamshire or have strong connections to the area. AVCCG serves around 200,000 people through 19 member GP practices across north Bucks, with a budget of £210m. This public money is used to buy health services that meet the needs of the population. It seeks to improve the quality of services provided, listen to patients’ experiences and improve health outcomes for the people it serves. For more information about the roles, please click here. For an informal discussion about the Patient and Public Engagement Leader, contact Lou Patten, Chief Officer, at louise.patten@nhs.net; for the Lay Chair of Audit Committee, contact Robert Majilton, Chief Finance Officer, at robert.majilton@nhs.net To apply, send a CV (with at least two references) and covering letter detailing why you wish to apply for the post. Closing date for the applications is 23 October. If you have any further questions about these roles please contact Elaine Baldwin at elaine.baldwin1@nhs.net