Posted on behalf of David Pearson ICB Vice Chair, Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board:

As you may be aware, we have been actively pursuing recruitment to our People and Communities Assembly, which we hope will bring together a wide range of people who can represent the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. A fundamental cornerstone of the Integrated Care Board is to place local people and communities at the heart of everything we do, in helping us to shape our plans and priorities.

During the Recruitment exercise it has become apparent that we need to widen our scope to ensure that members of the Assembly are truly representative of their local communities. We have therefore decided to extend the Recruitment process by a further short period to ensure that we attract a diverse range of people. With this in mind we are planning to hold first meeting of the Assembly in January. We will be in contact in due course with a new date.

If you or anyone within your communities or groups are interested in joining the People and Communities Assembly, you can find more information here.

If you have any comments, queries, concerns then please do not hesitate to contact Tracey Shewan ([email protected]).