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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.
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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 email@example.com for further information.
Hi, here are a few links to updated information re CCG development, particularly relating to patient and public involvement. I hope this information will be of use to you in enabling understanding of the changing structures of healthcare commissioning.
http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/2012/07/04/ccg-bulletin-issue-16/ up to date info re commissioning, anyone can sign up to this bulletin.
http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/tk-appoint-lay-mem-ccg/ guidance from NHS Commissioning board re the appointment of lay members
http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/Documents/Managing_conflicts_of_interest_060711.pdf NHS Confederation : Managing conflicts of interest
http://www.hsj.co.uk/news/councillors-and-primary-care-nurses-banned-from-ccg-boards/5046325.article Article re the role of elected councillors and CCGs. This issue was raised at our CCG sub group.
We are hoping in Devon to help spread good practice for patient and public involvement in GP surgery settings by holding a network learning event for all concerned parties in October. This event will be in partnership with other organisations to help support the implementation of the DES in Devon. 93 practices in Devon carried out the DES last year. If you have any advice information or ideas about how to involve people from different groups or backgrounds, and keeping them involved, or want to get involved in a structure that “gains the views of patients and enables the practice to obtain feedback from the practice population” (taken from the Patient Participation DES Annual Report 2011/12) now is the time!
If you are interested and want to know more then please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have just sent out the LINk report about Patient Participation Groups at GP surgeries to all our partners for further consultation. We’ve made contact with all the GP surgeries in the LINk catchment area and in just over a month the full report should be made available to the general public. At this stage the report shows that of the respondents to our questionnaire, practices were committed to involving people in a variety of ways, all offers of help would be appreciated, with almost half of the practice managers saying that a workshop would be a good idea to share good practice. Our sub group thought it might be a good idea for patients who are group members to attend too, so we will be looking at ways of contacting patients via GP surgeries who might be interested in getting more actively involved at surgery level. If you would like to know more, or get involved with the growing numbers of people who are taking the opportunity to help shape service provision at GP surgeries, drop me a line via this page, or email me at email@example.com ! It would be great to hear from you!
The bigger picture….thanks Lucy!
I was asked by a local charity whether I had details of all of the new Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the south west and which LINk and PCT related to which CCG. The CCGs are the groups that are taking over responsibility for health commissioning as part of the ‘NHS Reforms’. (See my post here for a nice simple explanation of the reforms.)
It’s worth remembering that the LINk that covers any area will also be the same as the Local Authority (council) that covers the area. That’s useful because of course, the Local Authorities host the Health & Wellbeing Boards, which are another part of the new landscape.
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