Are you a member of an ethnic minority community group and living in Dorset?
Could you spread information out to your community group about availability of NHS services, changes and service developments?
Do you get other community members telling you about their experiences of using NHS services and would like to channel that to help improve services?
If you recognise any of these, you could be a member of an exciting new group in Dorset.
Dorset Race Equality Council is working with Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to set up a Health Ambassadors Network for people from BAME communities (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities).
Health Ambassadors will be community leaders who will meet with key staff from health service commissioners to consult on service changes and developments and take the information out to their communities. Health Ambassadors will also be able to convey information and feedback from their respective communities to the service commissioners about the effect and impact of services and good and bad practice.
Health Ambassadors will be provided with training and support in response to needs and requirements.
The first Dorset BME Health Ambassadors event will take place on Thursday 13th December at 10am, in the meeting room at Boscombe Link, 3-5 Palmerston Road, Bournemouth BH1 4HN.
If you are interested in attending please contact Tina Thompson as follows:
Telephone: 01202 392954 (usual working days are Thursdays and Fridays, but leave a message any other day
Write to: Tina Thompson, Boscombe Link, 3-5 Palmerston Road, Bournemouth BH1 4HN
OR you can respond to this event on Facebook.
If you are interested but cant make this date and time, please let us know so that we can consider timing of meetings for future events.