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
I started working at Mansfield CVS in March 2010 on the Future Jobs programme. My initial post was as a clerical support worker. My line manager was ware that I had studied Information technology at degree level, recognising the potential I had in IT support, I was given the opportunity to become more involved in supporting the computer systems at Mansfield CVS alongside the existing IT provider.
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