The membership scheme is a way for patients and the public to stay up to date with what is happening in their area regarding local health service decision making through the contracting, re-directing and decommissioning of health provision. The starting point for most members of the North Durham public and local voluntary organisations is to join the free membership scheme which has three types of membership.
Please see below the three types of membership you can opt for:
- Type 1 Members receive regular information about health services, issues and decisions in their geographical area through an electronic bulletin. Members will receive information about health and social care needs and aspirations that have been identified and issues that have been presented and solutions to these issues.
- Type 2– Members will receive regular information about health services, issues and decisions in their geographical area through an electronic bulletin but have the additional opportunity to shape and influence what services are needed and brought into their area for the public, patients and carers by attending focus groups, meetings etc. These members will be engaged and consulted in relation to public decisions on priorities and strategies.
- Type 3 – Members will be an advocate for type 1 and 2 members, feeding their views to the Public, Patient and Carer Engagement (PPCE) Subcommittee and ensuring that the voices of all communities of North Durham are represented to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). They also hold NDCCG to account ensuring the CCG deliver on their legal and statutory duties with regards to engagement.
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To sign up or find out more please contact (01642) 745 401, alternatively you can join online today.