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Panels and advisory groups

We work with people who use health and social care services, their relatives and loved ones to develop the way we work.

This improves our inspections, what we know about services and the information we provide to the public.

We currently have a number of panels that include members of the public. They are:

Children and Young People’s Advisory Group

This panel is made up of children and young people, aged 9 to 21. The purpose of the group is to make sure we listen to the voices of young service users and pay attention to issues affecting children and young people as we develop our work.

This group sometimes recruits new members, depending on the number of active participants. Please use our contact us form to register your interest.

Mental Health Service User Reference Panel

The Service User Reference Panel is made up of people who are, or have been, detained under the Mental Health Act. Each member is encouraged to share their views on our work and advise us about how we can involve more members of the public.

The panel gives us helpful information on conducting visits and helps to steer different projects in the right direction.

This panel sometimes recruits new members, depending on the number of active participants. Please use our contact us form if you would like more information.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Advisory Group

This group is made up of experts on the Mental Capacity Act, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

It includes care providers, representative bodies, voluntary and community sector organisations and academics. We engage with them most in relation to our reporting on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The group also helps to inform thinking about our wider role in relation to the Mental Capacity Act.

The group sometimes recruits new members, depending on the number of active participants. To register your interest as an organisation, contact mhpolicy@cqc.org.uk.

Mental Health Act (MHA) Advisory Group

This group brings together providers, representative bodies, voluntary and community sector organisations and academics to look at how we carry out our duties under the Mental Health Act.

The group sometimes recruits new members, depending on the number of active participants. To register your interest as an organisation, contact mhpolicy@cqc.org.uk.

Thematic advisory groups

We carry out reviews and inspection programmes that focus on particular themes or aspects of health and social care. When we carry out a thematic review, we sometimes set up an advisory group of people with a range of experiences that relate to the review topic.

Read more about thematic reviews.

Last updated:
22 August 2017

 


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