Introduction

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Local health services across the country are now managed by groups of GP surgeries, who work together to plan and design local health services. They are called Clinical Commissioning Groups or CCGs for short. CCGs are made up of doctors, nurses and other professionals and are responsible for planning and arranging local health services for patients, as well as being responsible for improving the health of local communities.

NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG is the local CCG in your area. 

They are looking for willing volunteers to join their People’s Health Panel, which provides an opportunity for you to let them know what you think about local health services. 

Local people's views, like yours, are essential in ensuring that the CCG and local people from Birmingham work together to develop and shape appropriate health services and improve people’s health. By becoming a member you will have the opportunity to:

  • Tell the CCG what you think about the local health services that they commission (planning and buying),
  • Work with them to develop these services and improve the health of people in Birmingham,
  • Get more involved in our work and activities.

The Panel will be made up of around 2,500 people from across Birmingham, from all walks 
of life. By becoming a member, people are agreeing to participate and give their views in surveys and other health related activities for up to three years. This could include online questionnaires, telephone or postal surveys, being invited to focus group discussions or workshops, for example, although you do not have to participate in every one.

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