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The Local Involvement Network for Devon is holding three events around Devon to enable people to identify key points and priorities for meaningful engagement. Taking place in late February, LINk Devon hopes these events will help Clinical Commissioning Groups and other decision making bodies understand what people think is important about good engagement.
A sub group of LINk Devon’s leadership group has been looking at Patient Participation Groups in GP surgeries and consulting with practice managers and public involvement professionals to build a picture of involvement in the NHS.
LINk Devon would like to find out more about what people’s views are on how engagement and involvement could be carried out and influence the early development of NEW Devon’s “Meaningful Engagement and Purposeful Communications” Strategy. The three focus events in Exeter, Ivybridge and Barnstaple are aimed at people who know and care about the services offered in their local area. Patients, public and professional staff will have a chance to work together to plan and prioritise their ideas for development of patient and public engagement in Devon.
Booking forms and more information can be downloaded using the following links.
Here is the presentation NHS Devon gave to our participants at the Exeter meting on 19th December, thanks to all those who attended. Plus, here’s a link to the Prezi presentation by Caroline Lee: http://prezi.com/sr61sj7afqzc/copy-of-co-production-in-action/?kw=view-sr61sj7afqzc&rc=ref-18118010 : this is a free online creative commons app, once you have mastered it (it took me a day) it’s great fun, I urge you to have a go! Also, if you don’t have microsoft office can I suggest http://www.openoffice.org.uk which is compatible with powerpoint etc.
Any queries, give me a shout! And Happy Christmas!
Key Guidance Documents Downloadable spreadsheet indexed by subject and audience. Click on the hyperlinks to access the documents. Plus here’s a simple diagram…
Here are some fact sheets about CCG development.They are in fairly plain english…
Regarding the roles of Patient Participation Groups at GP surgeries (PPGs) in the decisions of Clinical Commissioning Groups, the authorisation process described here spells out the requirements …. PPGs are a big part of the picture, however there is also an additional need to commission for other groups of patients.
The duty is …
“• To commission healthcare to the extent the CCG considers necessary to meet the reasonable requirements of:
· patients registered with the GP practices who are members of the CCG;
· people who usually live within the CCG’s defined geographic area who are not registered with any GP practice (except where regulations prescribe otherwise).
• To commission healthcare for other groups of patients as defined in regulations. This will include:
· commissioning emergency care for any person present in the CCG’s geographic area
· commissioning services for people receiving NHS continuing healthcare in out-of area placements.
To make arrangements to secure public involvement in the planning of commissioning arrangements and in developing, considering and making decisions on any proposals for changes in commissioning arrangements that would have an impact on service delivery or the range of health services available.”
Public engagement must be “meaningful”….and the commissioning information will be contained primarily within the JSNA. CCGs will have a duty to help prepare this information …
…and will be required to use it, through membership of the Joint Health and Well Being Board…
The legislation is interpreted in here in section 2 (the Functions of Clinical Commissioning Groups). Developing Local Healthwatch Organisations will need to form effective relationships across all these bodies; the CCGs will not operate in isolation from the JSNA and the Joint Health and Well Being Strategy, but in turn, as part of a system of checks and balances, will have to show its commissioning plans fit with the Joint Health and Well Being Strategy.
will be the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public.
“Healthwatch England will act as a champion for those who sometimes struggle to be heard.”
Anna Bradley, Chair of Healthwatch.
Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.
Healthwatch England, launching in October 2012, will work with local Healthwatch and will also:
Local Healthwatch, launching in April 2013, will take on the work of the Local Involvement Networks (LINks) as described above, and will also:
If you wish to get involved now, LINk Devon local Community Involvement Coordinators are:
Margaret Conkey (North Devon) Jill Perry (Teignbridge and South Devon)
Dawn Lawrence (Mid Devon) Angela Rose (West Devon)
Caroline Lee (Exeter and East Devon)
Please telephone 01404 549045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.