We set up our Patient and Public Panel to give members of the public a voice and the chance to have their views acted upon. The panel is made up of representatives from local communities, interest groups, the voluntary sector and partner organisations, and offers meaningful opportunities to influence improvements in our emergency, patient transport and 111 services.
The minimum age to join the PPP is 16 and we want to encourage as many young people to get involved if you have an interest in healthcare.
When speaking to Oscar about why he was interested in joining our panel, he believed that it would provide him the experience for later in life in terms of his career along with the advantage of meeting new people.
Oscar was interested in joining the panel as he wanted to give something back to the service as well as boosting his knowledge around NWAS. The role of a paramedic is also one of his favourable career choices to take up in the future.
We wanted to know what Oscar would like to achieve from becoming a PPP member.
“Through joining the panel I hope to improve my knowledge of the ambulance service for my future career prospects. It is an opportunity to make change in your local area and pass on information to family, friends and the wider community”
The PPP has varying levels of participation for members to enable people to get involved in a way that suits them best. It can even be done virtually!
To find out more about our PPP and express your interest visit www.nwas.nhs.uk/panel