Patient groups and involvement
Getting involved with clinical commissioning group (CCG) work and wider health sector can be completely suited to you. We know some people are able to devote a lot of time to making community contributions, and others find it harder to fit in commitments around their lifestyles - however you think you can help make a difference to the community you're in, we can help you make the connections with like-minded people and support you in your contribution.
We have spent the past few years developing an effective network of public involvement, built on the strong foundations of engagement and involvement with patient participation groups in our GP practices across east and north Hertfordshire. The following structure of patient groups has sprung from that; to find out more about any of these groups, just click on the links below.
- Patient participation groups - Patient groups based in GP practices
- Patient Locality Network - Five CCG groups involving PPG representatives within each locality
- Patient Network Quality - CCG involvement group with a focus on matters of patient experience and quality of services
- Patient Involvement Panel - CCG virtual group, providing assurance and advice on matters of public engagement and involvement
- Specialist patient groups - Patient groups focussed on a specific service or topic.
To understand how these different groups contribute to our decision making process and day-to-day work, you can view our governance and involvement structure.
Volunteer with us
We also offer a range of other volunteer opportunities you can get involved with. These vary from walking the wards with our Patient Experience team, to joining a procurement panel to help us select the best possible service provider to deliver health care to our population.
To find out more or get involved, just get in touch with our Public Engagement team by calling: 01707 685 397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org