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Public Representatives on NHS Groups and Committees

Representatives can be patients, carers and/or members of the public.
Although no formal qualifications are needed, we are looking for people who:
  • have an interest in the NHS and health-related issues
  • are able to work in a team as part of a group or committee
  • are able to look at things with an open mind
  • are able to listen to other people's points of view or experiences
Examples where representatives have had an influence include the design of new healthcare buildings; the content of patient/carer information; healthcare associated infection monitoring; improvements to services and influencing NHS policies and strategies.


An information pack has been developed which provides support to representatives in their role and covers the essentials that representatives need to know.  This pack is available to download (pdf)
We also offer ongoing support including training events and out-of-pocket expenses such as travel expenses. Our Expenses Payment Policy outlines what is covered and how to claim:

Public Representative Opportunities

Infection Prevention and Control

Members of the public are involved in a range of ways to support NHS Grampian's infection prevention and control activities. This includes public representatives on the Infection Control Committee; and public representatives (trained and supported) undertaking hand hygiene audits and cleaning monitoring visits. For more information, contact the NHS Grampian Public Involvement Team on nhsg.involve@nhs.net or 01224 558098.


Maternity Services Liaison Committee

The Grampian wide Maternity Services Liaison Committee was set up in 2013 and has a key role in planning, developing and monitoring services. The committee is a forum of NHS staff, users of maternity services and voluntary sector representatives from across Grampian. Information about this committee is available on the Maternity Services Review website.


Managed Clinical Networks

Managed clinical networks are groups of health professionals and organisations from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working together to help ensure high quality clinically effective services. Managed Clinical Networks use a range of methods to engage with patients and carers.  These networks include Sexual Health, Respiratory, Cardiac, Stroke, Oral Health and Dentistry, Cancer and End of Life Care.  For more information, contact NHS Grampian Public Involvement Team on nhsg.involve@nhs.net or 01224 558098.