Volunteering unlocks doors!
Volunteers are essential in delivering the work that Healthwatch Croydon does. In response to feedback of our recent Forum, we are now looking to develop a strong programme of opportunities for volunteers to make a real difference to our work and gain some great experience and skills as well.
Whatever your skills or experience, as long as you are passionate about improving health services in Croydon we want to hear from you. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities on offer, and you could get started right away!
Start first by registering with us, by downloading the form below and emailing it to email@example.com. We will be in touch to invite you in to meet us.
To find out more about volunteering with Healthwatch Croydon, you can also contact us on 020 8663 5648.
Health and social service volunteering opportunities beyond Healthwatch Croydon
Croydon NHS CCG is currently offering opportunities for a Volunteer Patient and Public Representatives. Find out more here.
Current volunteering opportunities are listed below.
Read the report of our recent Volunteer themed Forum. Feedback from this event is giving insight to future planning on volunteers as part of our strategic plan.
The volunteer Authorised Representative role involves working within small teams to undertaken Enter View visits, to either a care homes or a hospital ward. You would be responsible for undertaking written notes of the observations plus the feedback from residents, patients, carers and staff on their experiences of the services and their suggestions for improvements. Following the Enter & View visits you are then responsible for submitting the notes to the Lead Authorised Representative within the set time frame.
Your role is to run regular stalls within GP surgeries or at the hospital jointly with another volunteer, plus attend community events or local support groups. To gather local community’s views on various areas such as waiting times, appointment booking, staff attitude, clinical treatment. These are collected through comment cards or surveys, on occasions some individuals may require support with completing these.
Our database contains 1,000’s of health and social care related issues, good and bad, about services ranging from GP’s, Croydon University Hospital (and other local hospitals), Care Homes, Adult Social Care, Mental Health Services, Dentists, Pharmacists and more.
We are looking for residents, and professionals, Patient Experience Panel (PEP).
The PEP scrutinises issues, applies clinical coding, identifies serious concerns, monitors equality and diversity, and discovers leading health and social care related trends.
Please download the Healthwatch Croydon Volunteer Policy
Volunteer’s feedback on Healthwatch Croydon at the Forum on 7 February 2017