Have your say
On these pages you will find everything you need to contribute to our latest consultations, reviews, surveys, and opportunities to have a say.
Listening to patients and members of the public
To capture the views of patients and members of the public we have set up a Participation Action Network Group (PAN) to help ensure the views of groups with protected characteristics under the Equality Act, are represented and that these views feed into our commissioning plans and priorities.
The aim of PAN is to identify opportunities for closer working, maximising the channels and assets that already exist in the local community. The emphasis on ‘action’ reflects our commitment to work together and to share actions, acknowledging the skills and expert knowledge members bring and the valuable contribution they can make directly to the work of PAN. The network is still developing but feedback so far has been positive. As part of our next steps we will be setting our work plan and agreeing our objectives and outcomes for the next six months.
Since we formed in 2013, we have really strengthened our approach to patient engagement. We now have a virtual group, which is open to everyone, and more than 400 local people have already joined up. We regularly contact members of our sign up group with project updates and involvement opportunities.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to help us plan and buy local healthcare – whether that’s through surveys, attending meetings and workshops, or by directly supporting one of our project groups – to make sure patients are at the heart of what we do.
Interested? You can sign up here to receive regular updates and get involved.
Every year we also ask some of our key stakeholder to tell us how they feel we work as an organisation and how we engage with them. We do this by asking them to take part in our 360 degree stakeholder survey, which forms part of our annual NHS England assurance process. You can read the findings of our 2017 360 degree survey here.
Read more about how we are engaging and involving local people in our 2016/17 Engagement Report, available within our Annual Report here.
Current ways to Have Your Say
We are currently seeking views on the following areas:
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