Closing date Friday 23rd April

Recent years and the past year in particular, have seen a remarkable change in the ways we shop, teach and work. Similarly, the way we attend hospital and GP appointments has also changed with many of our health and wellbeing services moving to consultations by phone, video and online.

The NHS in Dorset has been developing new digital applications to support our services in many different ways and we believe it is vital the views of our patients, carers and the wider public have the opportunity to provide their views and feedback on what we are planning now, and how these online services will be provided in future.

For this reason a new Digital Public Engagement Group is being formed, we are looking for a range of ages, locations and experience as well as members who may have one or more existing long term conditions so they truly have an insight into how these technologies might affect them and help to manage or monitor their condition to enable them to live well.

If this is something that you may be interested in, please register your interest and we will be in touch!

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Working as a volunteer public representative can be a very rewarding experience.

The following guide provides detail on the responsibilities and what makes an effective public representative who works in partnership to make real changes to Digital Health Platforms across Dorset’s Integrated Care System (ICS).

Role responsibilities:

  • To provide advice, guidance and challenge to inform public engagement across the ICS for Digital Health Technology

  • To review and critique public engagement plans from ICS partner organisations to help ensure that they are appropriate, meaningful and timely

  • To give constructive support and feedback to assist with the development of core materials required to successfully communicate and engage with local people across ICS Digital Health programmes

  • To reflect wider community views through knowledge and experience

Meetings:

  • Held virtually bi-monthly

  • Please come prepared to discuss focussed topics having read any relevant paperwork circulated in advance

  • Bring any issues you feel need discussing following your feedback gathering

Effective public representatives:

  • Are well prepared

  • Work well with others

  • Understand the remit of the group and their own role

  • Have a basic understanding of the NHS and Digital Health Technologies

  • Willingly give around 2 hours per month

  • Ensure they maintain confidentiality of the issues and personal data they discuss

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