Patient champion sought to take a place at Telford’s Roundtable

Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group are looking to recruit a new member to its Health Roundtable.

The Health Roundtable was set up in 2012 so that patients would have a simple way of making their views known to Telford and Wrekin’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

It consists of 12 members, each representing a local organisation supporting patients or having a concern in health matters.

Dr Mike Innes – Chair of Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group said:

We’re committed to seeking valuable patient input and feedback on any changes or ventures we embark upon. One of our key aims is to ensure that we don’t make any major decisions that affect patients without involving them in the process.

The Health Roundtable was originally set up on a trial basis and has since done invaluable work. It really does help give patients a voice in commissioning important health services in the Telford area.

Those sitting at the Health Roundtable include groups that support people with long-term conditions or have a disability or mental health needs, as well as carers.  Health Roundtable members sit on groups such as NHS 111 project group, the Urgent Care Board and on NHS FutureFit Project, which is looking at the services provided by our local acute trust.

This network has regularly been feeding its opinions to the CCG since its inception.

Anyone interested in applying for the position, should request an application form from Telford and Wrekin CCG’s  Patient Engagement Lead, Sharon Smith, by calling 01952 580 478 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Completed applications should be received by the end of Friday April 11 2014.

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Health Roundtable and invited to an interview.