Let’s celebrate local patient engagement success

PHOTOCALL: Wednesday 1 June, 1pm, at Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford. Ask for Arron Dulay, from the CCGs’ communications and engagement team. 

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

During national Patient Participation Group (PPG) Awareness 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.

Community holding hands (small)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 Wednesday 1 June at Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford.

 

 

It will be chance for people to:

  • learn about patient groups
  • hear from patient groups, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust,  health champions, practices, services and community organisations about getting involved
  • share ideas and learn about the achievements of patient groups.

David Richardson, lay member for patient and public involvement at Bradford Districts 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 us 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 us 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.

Earlier this year the CCGs set up a People’s Board to provide a sounding board for their policy and service design ideas. It is an exciting new pilot initiative designed to build on the strong foundations of patient and public involvement already in place at the CCGs.

Eighteen citizens from across Bradford are providing assurance and advice on the delivery of relevant CCG programmes of work. In particular, the group will support delivery of the CCGs’ Five Year Forward View plan, which includes proposals to transform healthcare services and deliver care closer to people’s homes.

To book a place at the event on 1 June, visit our events page.

PPG Week is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation.