There are a number of ways that you can support North Staffordshire GPs and the Clinical Commissioning Group to shape local healthcare services that meet the needs of local people.
Peter Dartford lay member for Patient and Public Involvement at North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), talks about why it’s important to involve patients and the public and the best ways for people to get involved.
The main ways patients can get involved are:
The CCG issues a monthly newsletter with updates from the CCG and information about health services. Find out more about the newsletter and view previous issues - Our NHS Newlsetter.
Join our mailing list to receive the newsletter by email.
Have a say in how your local GP practice is run by joining your practice's Patient Participation Group.
These are groups of PPG representatives who represent patients in the area where you live.
The Patient Congress brings together patient representatives with a track record of involvement in local health issues.
The CCG’s Governing Body meets in public – which means you can attend to hear what’s happening and ask questions.
If you like to tweet, don’t forget to follow us @StaffsCCGs and get involved in our conversations.