There are many changes happening nationally and, therefore, locally in the health and social care community, not least in the role of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) of which Mansfield and Ashfield CCG is one.
Public Health and Health Education is now part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s remit alongside Social Care Services. Partnership working across the statutory and voluntary sectors is recognised as essential in order to meet national and local targets for improving the delivery of health and social care services to the general public.
As well as working closely with the CCG’s Practice Liaison Manager, Lesley Watkins - the manager of our Partnerships & Engagement Team - is the Vice Chair on the Citizens Reference Panel a sub-group of the CCG’s governing body and Chair of the Older Person's Consultation Group hosted by Mansfield CVS. The team works with Mansfield District Council and Notts County Council and gathers views from members of groups whose voices might not be heard, particularly older people and those with learning disabilities.
Citizens' Reference Panel
The Citizens’ Reference Panel meets bi-monthly between 5 30 pm and 7 30 pm on a Tuesday and its role is to:
For more information on the Citizens' Reference Panel, please contact Lesley Watkins
Without the assistance of Mansfield CVS, we would have struggled to remain in existence. The help and training we have received, coupled with the ongoing assistance of Ian and Trish has helped us to maintain our service.
I am hoping for a continued close working partnership in the future, resulting in benefit to both of our organisations.
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