Call for medical reference group members

THE Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is set to expand its community engagement program, with the establishment of Community Reference Groups for each of the Coffs, Hastings and Macleay Clinical Networks.

The main function of the expanded Reference Groups will be to review and provide feedback on a Community Consultation Plan which will identify a range of proposed engagement activities including a range of consultation activities including: community consultation meetings, e-participation, short term committees and one off workshops.

The Reference Groups will also provide advice to the MNCLHD on community communication strategies and on support required for community representatives to be more effectively engaged in local health services.

Mid North Coast Local Health District Governing Board Chair, Warren Grimshaw, said he was expecting that Reference Group members would bring different interests, experiences and expertise to the groups to ensure a diverse range of views was considered during the development of engagement processes.

"It is important that members of the local community have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing delivery of health services," Mr Grimshaw said.

Membership of the Reference Groups will be drawn from across the Mid North Coast.

Expressions of Interest for Coffs Community Reference Group close on Friday October 11 and can be made to linda.brookes@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au



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