Let’s celebrate local patient engagement success

Bradford’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are inviting people to share and celebrate the work of local patient groups.

During national Patient Participation Week (1-6 June), the CCGs – NHS Bradford City and NHS Bradford Districts – are holding a celebration event to bring together all the local patient group networks and communities.

It’s an opportunity to bring patient and community groups together to share good practice, update on the latest news about involving more local people in the work of the CCGs, and encourage more people to join a group at their own GP practice.

The event will be held from 12 noon to 2.30pm on Tuesday 2 June at Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford.

It will be chance for people to:

  • learn about patient groups

  • hear from patient groups, Healthwatch, health champions, practices, services and community organisations about getting involved

  • share ideas and learn about the achievements of patient groups; and

  • meet patient groups and see short videos.


Max Mclean, lay member for patient and public involvement at Bradford City CCG, said: “This is a great way for us to celebrate how far patient engagement has come in Bradford, and how much has been achieved in the last two years.

“This is a priority area for the CCGs and is firmly on our agenda; we are keen to hear people’s views on how we can get more people involved in the way their health services are organised and run. Getting patients involved, and the CCGs learning from their experiences, can really help improve the quality of healthcare services.”

Both CCGs are committed to involving local people in helping to shape health services and sharing their views, so they can really learn from their experiences - both good and bad.

Bradford City CCG is supporting its member practices to build excellent patient and public engagement through a patient and community network. It also has plans to develop a Citizen’s Assembly.

And the new patient networks in Bradford Districts CCG bring together the already established patient groups to strengthen patients’ voices and make sure their views and ideas are heard by the CCG – to make a difference to how local services are planned.

To book a place, visit: http://ppgweek2015.eventbrite.co.uk, call: 07931 561448 or email: engage@bradford.nhs.uk

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For more information, contact the CCGs’ communications team on: 01274 237386 or communications@bradford.nhs.uk