Specialised health services clinical reference groups
NHS England has opened the second wave of recruitment for patient and carer members of its Clinical Reference Groups for 2013/14.
CRGs are responsible for providing NHS England with clinical advice regarding specialised services, and for promoting equity of access to high quality services for all patients, regardless of where they live.
CRGs are also at the forefront of the drive to spearhead innovation, working with clinical leaders, patients and suppliers to identify and promote best practice; scanning the horizon for new treatment approaches; and taking action to improve patient experience and outcomes in the NHS.
This is an exciting time to join a CRG, as they take their place within the new commissioning structures which have been introduced as a result of NHS reform.
Applications to be a Patient or Carer Member of a Clinical Reference Group (CRG) can be submitted via the NHS England consultation and enagement website.