Search begins for Patient Panel Forum members to help improve services at RJAH

Release Date: 22/11/2021

Search begins for Patient Panel Forum members to help improve services at RJAH

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital are appealing for patients, carers, and service users to get involved in the Patient Panel Forum to help make a difference to services. 

The Patient Panel Forum at the Oswestry-based hospital allows individuals to have their voice heard and take part in collaborative working on a range of projects and activities.  

Nicki Bellinger, Assistant Chief Nurse, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people who use our services and their carers to get involved at RJAH.  

“By using experiences, knowledge and ideas, our Patient Panel Forum can bring a new point of view to the planning and delivery of those services. 

“Individuals will also have a positive impact on improving and shaping the hospital and supporting the ambition to be the leading centre for high quality, sustainable orthopaedic care, achieving excellence in both experience and outcomes for patients.” 

The forum works in collaboration with staff, patients, and local partners to provide a wealth of knowledge.  

Nicki added: “We welcome engagement with all our patients and carers from all backgrounds of the community and individuals can help us as little or as much as they please.” 

The Patient Panel Forum will offer a wealth of opportunities, including: 

  • Being consulted on the future development of our services and polices 
  • ​Presentations from managers on the services we provide 
  • Audits and walk abouts and observations of care 
  • ​Telling us about the needs and expectations of our patients 
  • Getting involved in focus groups, workshops and special interest groups about the health issues that matter to you 
  • ​Becoming a member and finding out how you can support us 

If you are interested in joining the Patient Panel Forum or would like more information, please contact the Governance Team by: 

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