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Lay Member

Your opportunity to make a significant contribution to the local NHS

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (PMAPC) makes recommendations to 8 CCGs and a number of local acute, specialist, community and mental health trusts across the Cheshire and Mersey region. These recommendations are based around medicines prescribed to patients by both GPs and doctors in other sectors of the NHS. PMAPC has an exciting opportunity for a Lay Member to join our committee and play an important role in the local health economy. The committee makes recommendations to Liverpool, St Helens, Halton, Knowsley, Warrington, Wirral, South Sefton and Southport and Formby CCGs with a total registered patient population of approx. 1.8 million.

Lay members bring different perspectives to the PMAPC, drawn from their varied experiences, professional backgrounds and previous vocational roles. A lay member would attend the committee meetings to provide a lay-person perspective, and this would contribute to the committee adhering to NHS governance frameworks.

Time commitment: attendance at the PMAPC meetings (10 per year, approx. 2 hours afternoon meeting), and preparation for the meetings, approx. 1 day per meeting.

Remuneration: travel costs

Term of appointment: 3 years

We are looking to recruit a Lay Member with expertise and experience in the field of governance and committee processes.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate an interest in the Pan Mersey region, for example, living or working in the area or by being closely involved in projects that affect the area. The meeting is hosted at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool.
Further information on the work of the committee is available on the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee website:
For an informal discussion about either role, please use the contact us section of the website or by telephone (0151 296 7014).

You may apply for the Lay Member role by sending your CV with a covering letter outlining your interest and relevant experience.