These are ad hoc sessions which are instigated for larger scale projects. CCG Commissioners (project Leads) are invited to attend Confirm and Challenge sessions made up of lay representatives from across Derby and Derbyshire to consider key business projects. These are usually undertaken at the start of the project planning process or service re-design considerations. These sessions provide a platform for Project Managers to present their projects at an early stage, giving a clear outline of the project.
This is an opportunity for panel members usually lay representatives to put questions to the project leads when they have been given an over-view of the project. The panel members play a key role in exploring and challenging assumptions about the project from a patient perspective. Often larger scale projects will present more than once as this is a huge benefit to get a public opinion as the project or changes in a current service may develop.