Each Primary Care Team has Community Representatives as members. These are drawn from the local Community Health Forum where one has been established. Interim Representatives are identified where a Forum hasn’t yet been set up. These could be interested individuals or those involved in local voluntary organisations.
Community Representatives act as a link between the community and health professionals on the primary care team. They have a commitment to helping improve the health and quality of life of people in the area. Representatives represent and advocate for the needs of everyone in the community, particularly those socially isolated. Representatives participate in the planning, delivery and monitoring/evaluation of Primary Care Team initiatives developed in response to the needs identified in the community.
For further information, please visit www.communityhealthforum.net