24 March 2023
Islanders are being invited to join a new Health and Community Services Patient and User
public engagement panel to help shape the future of the department and offer feedback on
its services and standards.
The membership will be made up of former and current users of HCS services, as well as other
members of the public, who will work in partnership with HCS to help improve patient and
users’ experience in a more interactive way.
Through a quarterly meeting and also online, Islanders will be invited to give constructive and
meaningful feedback to the department, contribute ideas and make suggestions across a
range of subjects.
Health Minister Deputy Karen Wilson said: “The launch of the Patient and User public
engagement panel is the first in a series of new and exciting ways to engage Islanders in the
work of the department.
“Listening to patients and engaging the wider public is central to my vision for a more
inclusive and responsive health and social care service.
“Actively listening to people and hearing their experiences will help us shape and improve
services for the better and is critical to informing the delivery of care and services that
Islanders want to see.”
Although there is no service time limit set for Panel members, they are requested to commit
for at least a year.
Membership will also be rolling, with new members allowed to join at any time.
To qualify, Members should be:
- aged 18 or over,
- a permanent resident of Jersey
- a patient, or carer of a patient, in the
past 18 months.
Applications can be made online.