NHS Fife are seeking public members to volunteer as part of their Urgent Care Service Clinical Governance Group.

Urgent care means ‘when you suddenly become unwell and need to see a healthcare professional the same day but is not an emergency’. This includes urgent care for both mental and physical health.

The Public Partner Volunteer’s role is to engage in discussions and provide public perspective in order to shape the services delivered by NHS Fife.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion of management of Clinical Governance and encourage sharing of best practice.
  • Consider National Strategy Documents in relation to service provision.
  • Support the implementation of NHS Fife policies and procedure.
  • Propose recommendations for local Action Plans and assure these are implemented reviewed and evaluated as a continual cycle for service improvement.
  • Evaluate local approaches and develop good practice within Urgent Care Service Fife
  • Identify and manage risk appropriately and escalate accordingly.
  • Assure best practice in regards to the management of health and safety.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of management of Clinical Governance and encourage sharing of best practice.

Meetings are held every 6-8 weeks (with no less than 6 per calendar year), and last no longer than 1.5 hours. There will be a requirement to read related papers ahead of each meeting which will require approximately 1 hour per meeting.

We ask that members:

  • Be a resident within the NHS Fife Board area.
  • Due to the online nature of meetings at the present time, volunteers would require the skill and technology to access meetings.
  • Have good verbal and listening skills.
  • A genuine and enthusiastic interest in the NHS and health and social care is important.

To find out more contact us at fife.participationandengagements@nhs.scot by Monday 30 May.