Our Commitment to Involve

We have a duty under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (section 14Z2) to involve patients and members of the public in the planning, development and delivery of services that we commission.

We take our responsibilities under this provision seriously and have undertaken a significant programme of engagement with local people over the past 12 months. We are committed to seeking people’s views and feedback on local health services as this enables us to develop plans and proposals for future development that fully take the experience of patients into account.

We also recognise, and work to, guidance on Patient and public participation in commissioning health and care: Statutory guidance for CCGs and NHS England published in April 2017. We are committed to continuing our dialogue with local people and sharing how we have listened to their feedback to improve local services and we are grateful to everyone who takes time to feed back their views to us, whether it is responding to one of our surveys or engaging with us in other ways.

You can read our current communications and engagement plan here.

Check our ‘Get involved’ section for details about our engagement activities here.

 

 

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