Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement
Kevin Sheridan is the Lay Member for equalities and patient and public engagement on the Governing Body. Kevin Sheridan, a resident of neighbouring Haringey, is currently a consultant in community engagement and development. Previously, he was Director of Community Engagement at the Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD) at the University of East London for 11 years. While there he led on the development and implementation of community, public, user, and patient or stakeholder engagement for most IHHD projects. Kevin has also written articles and reports on community engagement. In 2015, he co-authored a systematic review on the ‘Barriers and Facilitators to Effective Community Engagement in Health’, which was used to develop the current National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for Community Engagement.
The role of lay representative is responsible for ensuring that the Governing Body and the wider CCG acts in the best interests with regard to the health of the local population and that the CCG has appropriate arrangements in place to secure public and patient involvement. The Lay Member also acts as the CCG’s equality and diversity lead and chairs the Patient and Public Engagement Committee, a sub-committee of the CCG Governing Body.