The Hull Ambassadors Project has been highly commended in the NHS Excellence Awards for Excellence in Promoting Volunteering 2014.
Learn more about this in the video below:
The unsung heroes of NHS Hull CCG’s Engagement Team are our Ambassadors.
Our Ambassadors are members of the public who have volunteered to get involved in supporting the CCG’s engagement and public involvement work. They provide a mechanism for feeding information into the CCG and out to the local population.
Ambassadors actively promote the membership scheme and recruit new members through attendance at a number of public events. They work tirelessly within their local communities and other networks to signpost people into health-related services and promote involvement in local consultations.
They also work alongside CCG commissioning managers in service redesign and planning for new services. They support the organisation in the delivery of the engagement work by helping to undertake surveys, support focus groups and other engagement events.
The Ambassadors meet regularly as a group and some also sit on many of the CCG’s operational delivery groups such as the Urgent Care Board, the Planning and Commissioning Group and the Quality and Performance Group and, along with the CCG’s appointed lay representatives, provide a vital public perspective to the CCG’s decision making processes.
NHS Hull CCG currently has 25 registered Ambassadors but is actively seeking new recruits. No formal knowledge of the NHS is necessary, just a keen interest in health and promoting healthy lifestyles and a bit of spare time; it is down to the individual Ambassador how much they get involved. The role is undertaken on a voluntary basis but appropriate expenses, such as travel, are reimbursed. Prospective Ambassadors are also appropriately police checked and successful applicants receive additional training in support of their new role.
To find out more about becoming an Ambassador contact us.
In memory of Bert Dockerty.