The Public, Patient and Carer Panel

The PPC Panel will serve as an important reference group for both the vanguard programme (All Together Better) in its final year, but crucially the ongoing development of a proposed MCP.

Who can become a PPC Panel member?

We are seeking to recruit a diverse PPC Panel of volunteers to include a number of city wide representatives including members of the public, voluntary sector organisations and members of GP patient practice panels.

What will a PCP Panel member do?

As a member of the PPC panel, you will review and comment on service improvement in relation to the vanguard programme and potential MCP development?

Due to the nature of the (unpaid) role and the complexity of some of the data we need to recruit and establish a well-informed PPC Panel that is able to broadly represent the views of the community in terms of independence and diversity. However, no medical or clinical knowledge is required. Full training and support will be provided to enable newly-appointed members to play a full part.

What level of commitment is involved?
  • As a PPC Panel representative, we anticipate you will be required to commit to up to approximately 5 hours per month. This time will be made up of attendance at one meeting every other month (lasting up to 3 hours) as well as committing to some extensive background reading and preparation in advance of meetings. (These meetings are likely to occur during office hours, though the times of meetings are to be determined as appropriate)
  • In addition, the role may require you to attend further PPC Panel meetings if it is deemed necessary to hold meetings more frequently or where there is a need for an ‘extraordinary meeting’ to be held
  • There will be a full induction session arranged through AgeUK Sunderland which all PPC Panel members will be required to attend.
How do I apply?

PLEASE NOTE – APPLICATIONS FOR 2017/18 ARE NOW CLOSED.  Should vacancies arise on the panel they will be promoted widely.

PPCP – member application form

PPCP – person specification

PPCP – terms of reference

PPCP – code of conduct at meetings

PPCP – duties and responsibilities


What is All Together Better Sunderland?


If you have any questions or need a hard copy, please contact:

Mike Lowthian, Public Patient Engagement Officer, Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road SR2 7AQ.

Tel: 0191 514 8322


How to submit to the panel:

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