PPG elections update - NHS Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group

Patient Participation Group
Representative Elections
Gail Hawksworth, Head of
Communications and
Patient Participation Group (PPG) representative election process
The Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group’s Patient and Public and
Engagement Committee considered the PPG representative elections
proposals at its September
It was agreed that only 1 representative would be elected to sit on the
Governing Body in line with the Constitution and this will be for a period of
three years
The election process would be discussed at the Practice Manager’s Forum
on 11 September to help to quality assure the election process
To discuss upcoming election process at the PPG representives meeting
on 26 September 2014
To send the details of the election process to the Remuneration and
Nomination Committee for further comments
To implement the election process to have an elected representative in
place for January 2015 Governing Body meeting
The proposed election process summary:
• 1 PPG Representative elected to sit on the Governing Body for a
period of three years
• PPG Representative is a non-voting member of the Governing
Body and attends Part 1 of Governing Body bi-monthly meetings
• Each practice to have 1 vote- implications are that each PPG must
meet to
 Discuss the election
 Agree who they will vote for
 Who will cast vote- patient Chair of PPG (?)
 Record the decision
• Elected candidate to sit on Governing Body in January 2015
Proposed recruitment of the candidate
• Recruitment of the PPG Representative to follow CCG’s standing
orders for elected roles that is:
• Nominations- inviting expressions of interest by letter; email, advert
and paid advertising as appropriate is circulated widely across
Enfield inviting expressions of interest
• Eligibility- the candidate must be a member of a PPG or be willing to
join or in the process of joining a PPG within Enfield CCG area
• Candidates will have to fill in an application form demonstrating they
meet the person and role criteria
• Candidates will also have to complete a personal statement which
describes their skills and how they want to develop the role
• Application forms to be pre-screened by the Head of
Communications and Engagement, HR and other supporting staff
Proposed recruitment of the candidate continued
• Candidates will be interviewed
• If a candidate matches the criteria, then they will be put forward for
election and their personal statement will used on the ballot papers
• Candidates details on the ballot paper will be by locality, GP practice
and by their personal statement
• PPGs meet to discuss the election and agree who to vote for
• PPGs agree their vote and return this to the Electoral Reform
• Elections results announced
• Candidate sits on January 2015 Governing Body meeting

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