Since its launch two months ago, the Multi-Professional Reference Panel for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) has seen a wide range of professionals sign up to take part.

The Reference Panel is a secure database of individuals who would like to take part in service transformation work. It’s now seeking further registrations from health and social care professionals with a clinical interest, expertise and experience in CVD.

Once registered, participant’s details are held securely in a database and they may then be invited to review best practice, identify key issues, contribute ideas, help design or comment on proposed pathways, take part in focus groups, complete surveys and attend stakeholder workshops.

Said Mark Hamilton, Executive Clinical Director for the Surrey Heartlands Academy: “We’ve had a good response to the launch of the panel, with a wide range of professionals signing up to take part. However we hope that even more staff with specialist interest in CVD will register to be a part of this virtual reference panel. Clinical and professional engagement and co-design are fundamental to all Surrey Heartlands programmes and the panel is an opportunity for individuals to use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise on pathways, models and how services should be delivered at different stages of the project lifecycle.”

Register your interest at https://www.surreysays.co.uk/nhs/3ae878c5 and read more about the thinking behind the Reference Panel in a blog from Dr Aalia Khan here http://surreyheartlands.uk/multi-professional-reference-panels-will-help-address-clinical-variation/

A Multi-Professional Reference Panel for Mental Health will launch later this year and we will work with our Integrated Care Partnerships and Primary Care Networks to explore how we can support them through this new approach and methodology.