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Get involved

Get Involved in the CCG’s work

We want NHS services to meet the needs of our patients and other local people, it's part of our vision for how we commission services. We want to encourage local patients and their carers to be involved in how services are shaped and improved, and to work alongside us to make changes happen

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You can get involved in a number of ways:

Why we need you

We need to work with you to make sure we commission the best services for you.   Information from patients about how we can plan and commission services that are easy to get to and helpful to use goes into our plans for new services, and for changing existing services to make them better.  This is such a key part of our work that it's also a legal requirement for us to engage with patients, carers, and members of the public.

Lay member involvement: Dermatology 

The Dermatology project team are seeking members of the public who are interested in shaping the development of the service specification that will describe the new Dermatology service.  

If you would like to get involved in this work, please see the Lay Member Job Description for further details

Please register your interest through HSCCG.ContactUs-PlannedCare@nhs.net by 20 June. 

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Kim Rickard on 01293 600300 x 3804 (please note Kim works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday).

How we engage with patients, carers and the public

Patient Participation Groups help us to engage.  PPGs contribute ideas, feedback and suggestions directly to their practices, and members can also be involved in wider work throughout the city.

We also run specific consultations to help us gather information and feedback on individual services, and to ask what patients want from new services, or how existing services can improve.

What we do next

With information from PPGs and consultations, and from other sources, we make plans for what we will commission and how. To find out more about how we make decisions, please check the Our Governing Body page.