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NHS England has opened the second wave of recruitment for patient and carer members of its Clinical Reference Groups for 2013/14. For a full list of CRGs who are still recruiting members please follow the link below.
CRGs are responsible for providing NHS England with clinical advice regarding specialised services, and for promoting equity of access to high quality services for all patients, regardless of where they live. CRGs are also at the forefront of the drive to spearhead innovation, working with clinical leaders, patients and suppliers to identify and promote best practice; scanning the horizon for new treatment approaches; and taking action to improve patient experience and outcomes in the NHS.
This is an exciting time to join a CRG, as they take their place within the new commissioning structures of the NHS. The accompanying Guide to CRGs and Information Pack for Patients and Carers will provide you with more, detailed information about their work; where they sit within NHS England, and what it means to be a patient and carer member of a CRG. If you are interested in applying to be a patient or carer member, you will also find an application form which you can complete online. The closing date for applications for membership is midnight 13 June 2013.
See here for more information about becoming a patient or carer member of one of these groups, you will also find here a list of CRGs we are still recruiting to, a guide to CRGs, an information pack and application form.
This opportunity is open to people 18 years and over. We are committed to ensuring that the work of CRGs is informed by the voice of children and young people; however, we are also aware that there are extra support needs for this group and that membership of the CRGs may not be the most appropriate approach to engaging with this section of the population.
We are recruiting for the following CRG’s
|A3 Specialised Endocrinology|
|A5 Morbid Obesity Surgery||A13 Specialised Rheumatology|
|A8 Specialised Colorectal Services||A16 Specialised Imaging|
|A11 Pulmonary Hypertension||A18 Heart and Lung transplantation|
|CANCER AND BLOOD|
|B2 PET-CT||B10 Thoracic Surgery|
|B4 Blood & Marrow Transplantation||B11 Upper GI Surgery|
|B7 Infectious Diseases|
|C1 Specialised Services for Eating Disorders||C8 Tier 4 Severe Personality Disorder Services (adults)|
|C4 Specialised Mental Health Services for the Deaf MSD||C11 CAMHs Secure|
|C7 Tier 4 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services|
|D5 Stereotactic Radiosurgery||D11 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy|
|D6 Burn Care||D12 Specialised Ophthalmology Services|
|D10 Specialised Orthopaedic Services||D14 Complex Spinal Surgery|
|D15 Major Trauma|
|WOMEN AND CHILDREN|
|E1 Medical Genetics||E10 Complex Gynaecological Services|
|E2 Paediatric Surgery||E11 Specialised Maternity Services|
|E4 Paediatric Cancer Services||E12 Fetal Medicine|
|E7 Paediatric Intensive Care||E13 Multi System Disorder|