NHS England is recruiting for a patient public voice to its Clinical Reference Group, which covers services for patients including those with pancreatitis

Posted on the 6th July 2017

NHS England is seeking an organisation or individual to appoint as a Patient Public Voice to its Specialised Commissioning: Hepatobiliary and Pancreas services Clinical Reference Group (CRG).

Hepatobiliary (HPB) services treat patients who have disorders of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas. A large volume of HPB services are delivered in local hospitals but, because of the complexity and high cost of care, delivery in conjunction with, or at, specialist tertiary centres is necessary.

This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers:

  • the management of people with serious complications of cirrhosis (about 3,000 cases each year)
  • services for people with complex liver, biliary and pancreatic surgery (about 5,000 cases each year), including surgery for HPB cancers
  • this CRG works with the Infectious Diseases CRG on services for hepatitis C (about 2,000 new cases each year).

For more information, please click here.

CRGs bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the best ways that specialised services should be provided. CRGs provide advice on the development of service specifications, commissioning policies, identifying innovation and improving quality.

Travel expenses and other appropriate out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. An honorarium of £75 per half day or £150 per full day will be paid (for those people not representing or supported by an organisation) for an estimated time commitment of 4 days per year. If you’d like to read more about the expenses and reimbursement policy, please click here.

 

If you are interested in applying please email england.voice-crg@nhs.net and request an application pack. Deadline for applications is 13th July 2017.

To keep informed of consultations and innovations sign up please register as a stakeholder on this web link.

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