Welcome to the new Patient and Public Involvement Newsletter
Welcome to the first issue of the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group's quarterly Patient and Public Involvement Newsletter 'Checking the Pulse'. We'll be sharing national and local involvement news, as well as keeping you up to date with what is happening at the CCG. We are excited to publish this Autum issue and welcome feedback and suggestions on how to make the newsletter work well. We hope you enjoy it!
This month, the CCG is glad to welcome the new Patient and Public Involvement Lay Chair, Catherine Macadam, who takes over from Jaime Bishop. Please read the 'Spotlight On' section to find out more about Catherine and her thoughts on Patient and Public Involvement.
Why is Patient and Public Involvement important?
- Through getting involved, you can have a say to help shape the healthcare services that you use.
- Evidence suggests that when patients, public, healthcare professionals and decision makers work together, it results in better services. This results in improved health outcomes.
- It helps to ensure transparency in the NHS.
- City and Hackney CCG place patients and genuine involvement at the heart of the commissioning. Whether you just have a comment about a local service or would like to get involved in a patient representative group, we want to hear from you.
- We want you to feel that you are being listened to, and that your views are making a valuable contribution in setting health priorities for City and Hackney.
- By having your say about services you are helping to shape the way they are planned, set up and evaluated.
To find out more about how local residents in City and Hackney work with us to improve services read our Patient and Public Involvement Report 2013-14.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at City and Hackney CCG with your suggestions, comments and questions.