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Find out all the latest developments from the People's Board meetings.
October 2016 meeting
The October meeting of the people's board focused on the CCG's self-care and prevention programme. The board were given an overview of what the CCGs are doing around the area of self-care and prevention, specifically around social prescribing, self-care hubs and promoting digital self-care. The board were asked to share their thoughts and experiences with the CCGs' self-care team which will be used to shape future plans.
September 2016 meeting
The September meeting of the people's board looked at two different areas; how the people's board work with the patient network, and, feedback on the CCGs draft mental health strategy. The board members reviewed the draft strategy in advance of the meeting and were asked to feedback any questions or thoughts. The contributions from the board will be incorporated into the strategy and impact its outcome.
August 2016 meeting
The August meeting of the people's board was focused on feeding back thoughts on the CCGs' draft primary medical care commissioning strategy. The board members reviewed the strategy in advance of the meeting and were asked to feedback on the question "what are your top three concerns regarding primary medical care (GP services) and have we addressed them in our strategy".
July 2016 meeting
The July meeting of the people's board looked at two different areas - the CCGs' plans for communicating the work around the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme and the accountable care system.
The board looked at the creative concepts for the QIPP programme and provided initial feedback on whether they thought they would be effective. The discussion then led on to the accountable care system and how the joined up system of care will work across Bradford by 2020.
The next people's board meeting will be held on Thursday 18th August at Bradford University, No 17, the re: centre, Bright Building.
June 2016 meeting
The June meeting of the people's board focused on evaluation and communication of the group so far. The group were joined by the 'Health Together' research project team from Leeds Beckett University. Their core function is to support practice which works effectively with people to improve their health and wellbeing, building on evidence gathered through research and evaluation. The research project team came to discuss the evaluation of the work being done by the board and to capture the experiences of the members.
The board then discussed how they communicate with the wider public on its work and the best ways of getting communication out.
The next people's board meeting will be held on Thursday 21st July at Cartwright Hall, Learning Room, North Park Road, BD9 4NR.
May 2016 meeting
The May meeting of the people's board focused on the national quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) programme and what our plans are here in Bradford. Before the meeting, board members were given information about the QIPP programme as a voice recording. The members reflected on their thoughts about the QIPP programme, specifically prescribing.
Dr Carsten Grimm and Dr Ish Gilkar from the CCG's then led a discussion around QIPP. The aim of the discussion was to gather feedback from the people's board to help influence the decisions and challenges on the current QIPP programme.
The board presented a number of options back about how prescribing could be done differently in order to make efficiencies without compromising on quality.
In order to capture further feedback, a virtual ideas wall has been created to allow members to raise questions or contribute further thoughts to the discussion.
The next people's board meeting will be held on Thursday 16th June at Douglas Mill.
April 2016 meeting
The April meeting was the opportunity for the people's board to review progress and share thoughts on how the board is developing so far. It was a chance to decide on how the people's board would function in terms of future meetings and working more effectively.
The board participated in group activity, which was designed to give the members a chance to pause and reflect, specifically around:
- what is working well...
- and not so well,
- what is still to be done so that the people's board work effectively.
Discussion included changing the timing of the meetings so that more people could attend, agreeing the terms of reference, relationship with the CCG's governing body and whether a chair for the meetings is required.
The next people's board meeting, on the 19th May, will be focussed on quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP).
March 2016 meeting
The March meeting was an opportunity for the people's board to share their views on plans for the Urgent & Emergency Care Centre currently being proposed in Bradford and Airedale.
Following an in depth discussion and presentation, the people's board considered their feedback on the proposals. Some of the recommendations that were put forward by the group, which will be turned into recommendations for the CCG are below:
- having a better screening process and triage in place for mental health patients to help meet the needs of the patient group
- making sure the Urgent & Emergency Care Centre is marketed appropriatley before being opened to the public.
- more education for people across the district by ensuring that information is easily accessible
- wider working with Yorkshire Ambulance Service to identify the number of people being taken to A&E by ambulance services and to make better use of paramedic/ambulance skills to help reduce admissions to A&E.
February 2016 meeting
The February meeting focussed on setting out the draft terms of reference for the group. It also identified how the people's board will make decisions going forward and agree how groups of people will work together.
The group then discussed the question of ‘how can we work better together to develop our terms of reference' and 'how can we make decisions collectively'? Members were asked to think about 3 key questions:
- What does the People’s Board do?
- How does the People’s Board Operate
- How does it make decisions?
The board were asked to share their ideas with the rest of the group, key thoughts and ideas included:
- being able to challenge the CCGs' is critical
- the people's board being able to have an open dialogue with the CCGs'
- working with clinical and governance board.
- having time to develop the people’s board
- being able to influence the decisions of the CCG at a high level
- that people's board members have ownership and control of the running of the board.