NHS Highland is seeking to recruit public members to two of the board’s advisory committees and one of their advisory groups.
The committees are the Asset Management Group and the Area Clinical Forum. The advisory group is the NHS Highland and NHS Western Isles Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme Steering Group.
Volunteers from local communities are being asked to join board members, senior clinicians and managers to help oversee the board’s work in a number of key management and clinical areas.
David Alston, chair of NHS Highland said: “These are really important committees and I believe it is essential that we have lay members input to the decisions they make.
“It is has always been important to hear the perspective of the patient, service user and the public but with the increasing need to change the way we deliver services this is more important than ever.
“Having representation at every level matters and I would encourage anyone with an interest in how we run NHS Highland to consider applying.”
Successful applicants will have the necessary skills and experience to analyse reports and respond to information both in preparation for, and during meetings.
A lay member on the Asset Management Group will be expected to attend 12 meetings over a 12 month period. The Area Clinical Forum patient representative/lay member will be expected to attend six forum meetings over the 12 month period; and the lay representative for the AAA Screen Steering Group will be expected to attend the annual steering group meeting and be willing to be consulted on issues in-between these meetings and be willing to be consulted on issued in-between these meetings.
All the above roles are voluntary posts, but NHS Highland will ensure that appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements are made on the member’s behalf and any necessary costs are reimbursed.
The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 31st January 2017.