It is recognised that local people give up their personal time to become involved in the CCG’s work; this contribution is appreciated and valued. However, this can result in people incurring costs, in order to take part and participate.
Therefore, the CCG is keen to support and facilitate people to participate by reimbursing any out-of-pocket expenses. This is mainly travel expenses, such as bus tickets, car mileage or parking, but could also be caring costs.
Our patient expenses policy, which was developed in line with NHS England best practice, gives further information.