Patients and members of the public can now apply to join North Staffordshire CCG Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) patient reference groups. The creation of the patient reference groups are the next stage in the STP following the series of ten “Conversation Staffordshire” and “Conversation Stoke-on-Trent” events, hosted by both local Healthwatch organisations during November and December 2016, which were attended by more than 200 people.
The STP, which was published on Thursday 15 December 2016, will now look to develop more detailed plans local health and social care services. The patient reference groups will support the development of these plans by generating ideas, meeting with key clinicians and commenting on the proposals.
To find out more information about the Patient Reference Groups and STP workstreams visit the Healthwatch website.