Your views are being sought to make sure health services actually meet the needs of patients in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Glos area.
The patient and public involvement forum at the local Clinical Commissioning Group are looking for feedback from local people to help shape our area’s new Patient and Public Involvement Policy. The deadline for responses is December 13. This document will ensure that people are at the heart of what is happening in healthcare. Additionally, it means people in our area are involved and engaged with decisions on healthcare and wellbeing policies and services. A draft version of the policy provisions has been co-produced with a group of patient and public representatives and our local Patient and Public Involvement Forum groups. This group are now looking to gather feedback on this policy to ensure it sets the right direction for the future of Patient and Public Involvement in the area.
Insights and Engagement Manager Ben Carlson-Davies explains more: “As the organisation responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for the people of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, we embrace the central role of listening to and taking into account the experiences and views of all those who use healthcare services. It’s an essential process that ensures we put people at the heart of what we do and work with people to co-design and shape services that meet the needs of our population. “The Policy will provide a framework for how we involve local people with the development, implementation and review of healthcare and wellbeing policies and services across our region. It will also set out how we ensure information is accessible to all people and groups.