We want to ensure that patients are at the heart of all that we do. There are many ways for you to get involved - from sharing your views of NHS services in a focus group; being part of a project group; or by filling out a survey. New opportunities will arise all the time, so please do check back often.
You don't need to devote a huge amount of time to really influence change in the local NHS and any input you give is greatly valued.
You can get involved in a number of ways:
Why we need you
We need to work with you to make sure we commission the best services for you. Information from patients about how we can plan and commission services that are easy to get to and helpful to use goes into our plans for new services, and for changing existing services to make them better. This is such a key part of our work that it's also a legal requirement for us to engage with patients, carers, and members of the public.
How we engage with patients, carers and the public
Patient Participation Groups help us to engage. PPGs contribute ideas, feedback and suggestions directly to their practices, and members can also be involved in wider work throughout the city.
We also run specific surveys and events to help us gather information and feedback on individual services, and to ask what patients want from new services, or how existing services can improve.
What we do next
With information from PPGs, surveys and events, and from other sources, we make plans for what we will commission and how. To find out more about how we make decisions, please check the Our Governing Body page.