User groups/panels

There are a lot of different ways to get involved with the Northern Trust which will help us to develop and improve the services we deliver. Some examples would be to attend a focus group or meeting, join our user panels and forums and participate in patient surveys.

A number of services have established service user panels, which meet regularly.  Examples of these are our Older Peoples Panel and Disability Consultation Panel.

Opportunities to become involved

If you are interested in becoming involved, we would like you to get in touch.

Older Peoples Panel

The role of the Older Peoples Panel is to ensure effective consultation with older people and to monitor the implementation of the Older People’s Strategies – ‘Adding Life to Years’ and ‘Living Well Ageing Better’.

Minutes of meetings

Terms of reference
Older Peoples Panel minutes 25 January 2017
Older Peoples Panel minutes 31 August 2016
Older Peoples Panel minutes 11 May 2016
Older Peoples Panel minutes 11 November 2015
Older Peoples Panel minutes 24 June 2015
Older Peoples Panel minutes 4 March 2015

Disability Consultation Panel

The Disability Consultation Panel influences the work of the all five Disability Action Plan work streams, ensuring implementation of regional good practice at local level and monitoring the implementation of the Trust’s Disability Action Plan

Minutes of meetings

Disability Consultation Panel minutes 9 April 2018
Disability Consultation Panel minutes 5 December 2017
Disability Consultation Panel minutes 7 August 2017
Disability Consultation Panel minutes 5 December 2016
Disability Consultation Panel minutes 26 September 2016
Disability Consultation Panel minutes 6 June 2016
Disability Consultation Panel minutes 7 March 2016

The Forum (for people who use learning disability services)

The Forum minutes 12 February 2015

If you are interested in being involved we will support you in a number of different ways.  We will provide you with the appropriate information and training you require, reimburse you for any out of pocket expenses and provide you with personal support.

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