The deadline for applications to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Scottish Patient Forum is Monday 23rd August.
Volunteer members of the forum help to ensure that the patient voice is woven through the work of RCGP Scotland. From feeding into policy consultation responses, to assisting with the development of campaigns and College communications, members of the forum will play a key role in helping to shape the work of the RCGP in Scotland.
The Patient Forum will operate as a virtual advisory group via Microsoft Teams. Ad hoc meetings and workshops will be convened, with members of the Patient Forum provided with advanced notice of these meetings.
The role is for 3 years, and members will play an active part in the forum, which looks at a variety of issues and topics, and is responsible for:
- developing ideas and leading activities that encourage GPs to work effectively in partnership with patients and public
- influencing and responding to activity in Scotland that impacts on the quality of patient care
- providing a patient perspective to the work of RCGP Scotland
- developing a Scotland-specific point of view on areas of interest, which shall inform the contributions of the Chair at the Patient and Carers Partnership Group
- have an awareness of, and interest in, contemporary health and social care structures and issues in Scotland, and in changes that are currently underway or planned
- have an interest in, and understanding of, the work and aims of the RCGP and an interest in contributing to RCGP policies
- be able to act as a team member including engaging with others’ perspectives and collaborating with fellow group members
- be able to communicate effectively via digital means
- disclose any conflicts of interest they may have in relation to items of business being discussed or considered
Alternatively, for further information, please contact the RCGP at the email address above, or visit the RCGP website.