Call for help shaping involvement, engagement and participation policy

  • 04 November 2019


The patient and public involvement forum at the CCG are looking for feedback from local people to help shape our area’s new Patient and Public Involvement Policy. The Policy will set out our principles and the commitments we will make to ensure that people are at the heart of what we do and that people in our area can be 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.

We are now looking to gather and respond to the view of local people on our draft Policy provisions. As this Policy will guide how we undertake involvement, engagement and participation in the future, it is vital that we understand views of the public and ensure those views are reflected in the final version.

You can read the draft version of the Patient and Public Involvement Policy provisions and find the survey to give your comments by going to the Patient and Public Involvement Get Involved page. The survey will remain open until midday on 13 December.

If you would prefer not to complete the survey, you can email or write your views to Insights and Engagement Manager Ben Carlson-Davies using the address at the bottom of the page. You can also contact Ben if you require a copy of the policy in a different format or language or you would like someone from the CCG to come to your organisation or group to discuss the policy and gather your views.

Ben Carlson-Davies, Insights and Engagement Manager,
South Plaza,
17 Marlborough St,