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Do you want to make a difference in your local health and social care services?

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is recruiting members to their public engagement network - Accord. Join today and make your voice heard.

The Accord membership scheme was launched in 2009 the first of its kind in the country with over 2,600 members. Through Accord, residents of North East Lincolnshire are able to work with the CCG and have their say on decisions regarding health and social care services in North East Lincolnshire.

Last year the CCG refreshed the scheme and launched ‘Suits You’ – a new way to have your say at a level that suits you, in ways that suit you, about things you are interested in. Members can get involved as little or as much as they like:

• Armchair members can get involved from home and receive quarterly newsletters
• Cyber members receive information by email and can take part in online national and local surveys
• Out and About members attend events, meetings and focus groups about areas of health and social care that interest them
• Accord Ambassadors are a new initiative – they are members who want to take their involvement to another level and are trained to promote the scheme in the community and help to recruit new members

Mark Webb, Chair at the CCG said: “Becoming a member of Accord gives North East Lincolnshire residents an easy and flexible way to make sure their voice is heard.

“Over the past few years our Accord members have been making a real difference to health and social care services in North East Lincolnshire. Some have worked on a review of diabetes services, a number have set up an organisation to run the North East Lincolnshire Care Home Centre whilst others have participated in the Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures engagement and consultation programmes. The opportunities are endless.

“I do want to stress that members can participate as much or as little as they want to, any contribution is welcomed and highly valued and will help us to better understand what matters to local people as we plan health and social care services.”

To find out the available ways to get involved visit www.nelccg-accord.co.uk or follow @NELAccord on Twitter and NELAccord on Facebook, or call 0300 3000 567.

Read Paul Hill's story here.

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