Improving Healthcare for Everyone across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is trying to improve how their health services meet the needs of the diverse communities in the area. To do this, they are setting up an independent panel that will assess their progress to date.

This would be a great opportunity for carers and former carers to ensure that carers are recognised and supported within local health services.

The panel duties will take 3 – 4 working days, with volunteers required to undertake two days of training in order to take part, and, excitingly, one of these will be delivered by The Diversity Trust. The project will be completed by the end of May, with training to take place on 15 May. There will then be a special event to say thank you and share the results.

Volunteers don’t need any particular skills to sign up. Volunteers should send their expressions of interest by 5pm on 1 April, telling BNSSG CCG a bit about themselves and why they want to get involved.

The equality panel is a voluntary opportunity. BNSSG CCG will cover reasonable travel expenses and provide lunch on training days. You can talk to them about any further access requirements you may have.

More information is on their website. Please send expressions of interest to Oliver Ellis at