Seeking public representatives


A partnership of health and social care organisations in Hackney and the City are looking for members of the public to join care workstreams that are working to improve health and wellbeing.

If you are a local resident with experience of using services as a patient or carer, this is a chance to have your say on how services can be improved.

One public representative is needed for each care workstream:

Unplanned care: Looking at urgent and emergency care needed within 24 hours (such as A&E visits or mental health crisis response), and out-of-hours services within adult social care and primary care

Planned care: There is a preference for a public representative with experience of using cancer services if possible. The workstream is looking at services where people are referred to acute providers (e.g. hospital outpatients) in a planned and non-emergency way. This includes ongoing long-term support for adults and carers such as social workers doing reviews, residential care, care at home and meals on wheels.

The public representatives will work closely with managers and clinicians, as well as a public representative who is already in each group. They will be given access to training, reimbursement of reasonable travel, childcare and carer expenses, and support.

How to apply

Interested residents should submit the completed application form to info@healthwatchhackney.co.uk by 8 January 2018.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to find out other ways to be involved, please email info@healthwatchhackney.co.uk or phone 07856796512.

City residents are particularly encouraged to apply to ensure City voices are heard.

About Integrated Commissioning

Integrated Commissioning is a programme to improve health and wellbeing for Hackney and City residents by joining up health, social care and public health around people to better meet their needs. All the main local health and care organisations are working more closely together as part of this including Hackney Council, City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), City of London Corporation, Homerton Hospital, East London Foundation Trust, GP Confederation, Local Pharmaceutical Committee, GP-out-of-hours (CHUHSE), Healthwatch Hackney, Healthwatch City, and voluntary and community sector through the Health and Social Care Forum. Find out more here.