The work of the Engagement Committee is supplemented by a Lay Reference Group meeting, which is made up of a varied group of lay representatives including members of PPG Networks. This group meets monthly, and is the engine room for the Engagement Committee to improve continuous engagement, and providing confirm and challenge on a number of different project areas. This helps to ensure that potential schemes and associated service changes that have reached this stage are subject to rigorous scrutiny. There are approximately 30-40 lay people who have subscribed to this group and attendance varies according to the subject matter and agenda. Examples of agenda items and areas of work that the group has been involved in include:
Terms of Reference for the Engagement Committee
Shaping the emerging engagement model (more detail in the Priorities for 2020/21 section below)
Urgent care review testing and recommending engagement approaches
Continuing Health Care information presentation
Lay Reference Group (LRG) agendas or relevant materials shared for our monthly meetings in 2019:
September 2019 themes of session; The Quality Schedule, Urgent Care and Role Description – discussion (please see attached paper)
October 2019 was a workshop led by the Urgent Care Commissioning team so there were no papers shared for this meeting.
There was no Lay reference group held in November.
Lay reference group photo