In his Guardian blog yesterday, Dick Vinegar, asks a genuinely good question: 'Who is fighting the patient's corner?' He writes about his recent attendance at a Westminster Health Forum conference about Healthwatch, and voices concern that all we are doing is creating just another bureaucracy in the name of patients. A thick, muddy, layer of … Continue reading Is it an industry or a movement we are creating?
I hadn't seen this before...no doubt I am one of the last, as usual. It is an article by Dr Ian Wilkinson, the accountable officer for Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which appeared in Pulse magazine. He describes their approach to public involvement with particular reference to the establishment of a 'Fairness Commission.' The Commission's report can … Continue reading Oldham CCG’s Fairness Commission – one approach to public involvement in the new NHS
Here are four exceptionally useful guides to ensuring good public and patient involvement and engagement in the new local NHS structures such as Healthwatch, CCGs etc. Get smart about engagement series introduction Engagement for commissioning success Working with lay members and patient representatives Working with LINks and local HealthWatch My sense is that CCGs are … Continue reading Smart guides to public and patient involvement in your local NHS (i.e. Healthwatch, CCGs etc)