Event celebrates the work of patient participation group volunteers across Bradford City and Districts
Over 100 volunteer members of patient participation groups across Bradford City and Districts attended a celebration at Kala Sangam last week to mark the contribution they make to improve health and care provided at GP surgeries.
The event, hosted by NHS Bradford City and Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), recognised the valuable input of patient participation groups across the 65 surgeries in the area.
Each GP surgery has a patient participation group and representatives from each group take part in the Bradford-wide Patient and Community Network. The network meets regularly to look at how the views and opinions of all Bradford’s communities can be reflected in the care provided and to share new ideas.
Volunteers met last week to share and discuss good practice on a range of topics including; encouraging self-care, working with local schools, supporting young carers, understanding and sharing patient experience, the creation of Practice Health Champions schemes and how to recruit new volunteers.