Join the Community Panel

We are committed to providing a diverse range of opportunities for how local people and communities can get involved in shaping plans for our future ways of working and improvements to service design. The Frimley Health and Care community panel is just one way to do this.

Frimley Health and Care Community Panel has more than 1,700 members (recruited throughout the Summer of 2019) representing people who live in Ascot, Bracknell, Farnham, Maidenhead, North East Hampshire, Slough, Surrey Heath and Windsor.

The panel helps us to gather views from a representative section of our community to understand your needs and experiences when planning and improving health and care.

Our panel members are asked to contribute their views in many ways including completing surveys, attending discussions via focus groups or workshops and also attending relevant events.

As a member of the panel we will contact you regularly to let you know the results of different surveys and activities.

How does it work?

In order to become a member of the panel we ask that you are 16 years old or over and live in the area covered by Frimley Health and Care.

As a panel member you will be contacted by email and asked to respond to a series of surveys throughout the year. It is expected that these will take place at a rate of around one survey every other month. We will work with system leaders, staff teams and voluntary sector organisations to establish the priority areas that would be most helpful to gain the views of the panel members.

The results of these surveys will be shared with participants and published online. They will also be shared with relevant teams across the system to help them to shape their plans.

We may also contact you to take part in in local discussions, forums or focus groups if this is something that you would like to do.

All participation is voluntary and you can opt out of the panel at any time. There is however, an expectation that participants will, as a minimum, complete surveys on a regular basis. If a participant does not respond to three surveys in a row, then they will be contacted to ensure they wish to continue with their participation.

Privacy and data sharing

When publishing the results of the surveys we will always anonymise responses and ensure that individuals cannot be identified.

The Insight and Involvement Portal is supported by bespoke software that ensures secure storage of participant data. All of the engagement and survey responses and participant data is held securely by Civica (via their Involve Platform) and NHS Frimley on behalf of Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System. A data sharing agreement, privacy policy and fair processing notice are available via the links above or on request.