There are various ways you can get involved with the work and the priorities of the NHS Derby City. You can join our Health Panel or take part in various engagement activities which take place throughout the year.
NHS Derby City Health Panel
The Health Panel provides members with regular opportunities to get involved. All members receive informative newsletters, opinion questionnaires, consultations and invitations to local health events. As a member, you can also decide if you would like to be invited to:
- take part in issue-based focus groups or meetings
- comment on PCT publications before they are printed (Reader's Panel)
- join a committee or steering group around a specific issue.
The Health Panel is open to anyone registered with a GP in Derby or living in the city. Click here for a registration form.
Send your completed form to our Freepost address (no stamp needed).
NHS Derby City
10 Nottingham Road
Local Involvement Networks
Local Involvement Networks (LINks) replaced Public and Patient Involvement Forums. The purpose of a LINk is to facilitate improvements in levels of local involvement in the commissioning, provision and scrutiny of Health and Social Care services. Individuals and organisations can become members of LINk. To find out more, please click here for a brief guide to LINks published by the Department of Health
For more information about Derby LINk contact the LINk Manager - Mark Blaney.
or visit www.communityactionderby.org.uk/link.
To view NHS Derby City’s process for engaging with Derby LINk, click here
NICE Committees / Working Groups
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - NICE often recruits for professionals, patients, carers, members of the public and technical professionals to sit on committees and working groups. For details of the various positions available, time commitments and application forms click here.