Patient and public involvement in commissioning is about enabling people to voice their views, needs and wishes, and to contribute to plans, proposals and decisions about local services.
By involving and listening to people who use local services, our teams can better understand health needs and respond to what matters most to people.
Patients and the public can often identify innovative, effective and efficient ways of designing, delivering and joining up services and this involvement is a vital part of what is known as our commissioning cycle.
How we involve people and gather feedback to inform our work
We conduct a range of public consultations and engagement events. We ensure there are a number of ways that you can get involved and share your views, including surveys, arranging public meetings and focus groups. We also use social media, the internet and local newspapers along with other mechanisms to share information and seek feedback.
When considering our communications and engagement, ensuring our information and opportunities to get involved in our work are accessible is very important to us.
This includes considering the physical accessibility of venues along with the availability of a loop system as standard ensuring that individuals are able to participate when attending our meetings or events.
We will provide interpretation services at meetings or events if required, and can make printed materials available in alternative formats such as easy read, large print or in other languages.
For people who don’t use the internet or email, we can make hard copies of things like surveys available on request.
In addition, we welcome invites from local groups to come along and talk about the work of the CCG.
Sign up to our e-newsletter to hear about opportunities to Get Involved
To find out more about these opportunities, or to receive more information about our work, you can subscribe to our updates through our e-newsletter called Health Matters, which is sent directly to your email address.
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If you would like to get involved, but prefer to receive information by post rather than by email, please call us on the number below and we can capture your preferences and ensure that you receive relevant information about opportunities to get involved, along with our latest news, by post.
If you have any queries, or would like more information about the work of the CCG, please send us an email or call us on 0161 253 7636.
Other ways to keep up to date with our work and get involved
- Read our patient and public participation annual report for 2018/19 which highlights examples of engagement activities that have taken place during the year.
- Read our latest news.
- Read our Chair’s blog.
- Access of Governing Body papers. The Governing Body meets in public every two months and people are very welcome to come along and observe discussions, or ask a question. Hard copies of the papers are available at the meeting.
- You can also keep up to date with our work and opportunities to get involved via our profiles on Twitter @NHSBuryCCG and Facebook
- Read more about how we listen to your feedback here
- Read about how to get involved with your GP practice Patient Participation Group here
- Read more about our commitment to engage with people and communities here