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Volunteer with Healthy Liverpool

Interested in health and wellbeing?

NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) works on behalf of everyone who lives in Liverpool and patients registered with its members – Liverpool GPs. It is responsible for improving health and planning health services across the city, working with our NSH hospitals, Trusts, other care providers, the council, charities, voluntary groups, patients and communities.

Liverpool CCG is leading a Healthy Liverpool Programme to transform health in our city. People from all walks of life need to be involved in this. What you think, your experiences of healthcare, your ideas for what does and doesn’t work to keep people healthy are massively important. The decisions taken must be shaped by local people. This is why volunteers are needed.

Whether you have 10 minutes spare or would like to work with the CCG in more depth on a subject close to your heart – Liverpool CCG would like to find out how you can work together with them to create a Healthy Liverpool.

These are the current volunteering roles available with NHS Liverpool CCG:

Physical Activity Volunteers (Croxteth)

Liverpool CCG is looking for volunteers who live in the areas of L11 and L12 to get involved in a Physical Activity project. Volunteers will support the CCG in finding out about the different kinds of physical activities available locally – this information can be gathered through internet research, visiting community venues and through conversations with friends and relatives.

If you are interested in finding out more, contact Eluned Hughes on 0151 237 3975 or email participation@volunteercentreliverpool.org.uk.

CCG Health Information reviewer volunteer

Volunteers will read over health promotion leaflets and materials that Liverpool CCG are developing and which will be used to provide patients and the public with health information.

Reading over the information and giving your feedback and comments – is the information provided in a way that is accessible and user friendly, is it informative?
It’s really important that this feedback is gathered from patients and members of the public to make sure that information is being presented in the right way before print and distribution.

Volunteers will receive patient information leaflets or other documents by e-mail or through the post. You will be provided with a form to complete each time and you return this with your comments. If you are sent things in the post, you will get a freepost envelope to reply so it doesn’t cost you anything.

You will usually be required, at minimum, once a month. Upon receiving information, volunteers generally have two weeks to comment on and return their replies (occasionally sooner). This will be dependent on the amount of materials requiring proof reading and how quickly materials need to be finalised and printed. The role is flexible – you may be required to attend an occassional meeting but you can do the majority of your volunteering at home/via email or post.

Community Engagement volunteer (Liverpool in general)

The Community Engagement Volunteer will assist the Engagement Team with delivering a variety of community engagement activities, designed to get people talking about health services, thinking about what their experiences have been and what they want from local services.

This role will also give volunteers the opportunity to get involved in research activities including conducting questionnaires, gathering feedback on patient opinion and engaging in conversation with patients and the public.

For further information and to get involved in the Healthy Liverpool Volunteer programme, contact Eluned Hughes on 0151 237 3975 or email participation@volunteercentreliverpool.org.uk.

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