There are a number of ways that you can support Stoke-on-Trent GPs and the Clinical Commissioning Group to shape local healthcare services that meet the needs of local people.
Margy Woodhead lay member for Patient and Public Involvement at Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), talks about why it’s important to involve patients and the public and the best ways for people to get involved.
The main ways patients can get involved are:
The CCG issues a monthly newsletter with updates from the CCG and information about health services. Find out more about the newsletter and view previous issues - Our NHS Newlsetter.
Join our mailing list to receive the newsletter by email.
Have a say in how your local GP practice is run by joining your practice's Patient Participation Group.
The Patient Congress brings together patient representatives with a track record of involvement in local health issues.
The CCG’s Governing Body meets in public – which means you can attend to hear what’s happening and ask questions.
A number of representatives from a range of minority groups act as critical friends on a whole range of issues.
LEAF meet regularly and advise us on new policies and proposals to ensure we are fulfilling our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010. They help us to make sure that we are minimising any barriers to accessing local health services. If you are part of an organisation that can support us, please get in touch.
If you like to tweet, don’t forget to follow us @StaffsCCGs and get involved in our conversations.