Get involved

How else can the public find out about the Partnership and get involved?

“We will make involvement central to everything we do, and we aim to make it as easy as we can for people to be involved. We will also tell people how their involvement has influenced decisions. Prioritising local health needs may mean that on occasions we are not able to do what people want; if that happens we will explain why and be held to account for our decisions.”

Here at the Partnership we are committed to working with the community so people are involved in discussions and decisions that affect health and social care services. This means getting local people involved at the very beginning of a project, not just asking them what they think of something that’s already been decided.

We know that working together with residents results in better, more effective services. Engagement with patients, carers and the broader public can result in:

  • better outcomes and patient experiences;
  • improved services for all;
  • more effective commissioning and delivery of services;
  • increased knowledge of self-care techniques;
  • improved understanding of appropriate service use
We also work closely with Healthwatch Hampshire, the independent patient champion created to gather and represent the views of local people. You can get involved in a number of ways:

 
    • Join your GP practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) by contacting your practice directly
   
    • If you have any comments, questions, compliments or complaints, please contact us. You can also watch this video (produced by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman) which uses British Sign Language to give you tips on making a complaint to the NHS in England, including where to get advice and support.
 
    • Attend our Governing Body meetings which are held in public. Future meeting dates can be found on our Governing Body meetings web page.If you have a question you would like to put forward to the Governing Body, please send these to nhccg.govbodyquestions@nhs.net and they will be answered at the Governing Body meeting. Please submit your question 14 days before the meeting is due to take place.
 
    • The CCG has a Communications, Engagement and Involvement Forum (CEIF), which oversees the implementation of the CCG’s Communications and Engagement Strategy. The Group comprises representatives from our GP practices, local authorities, PPGs and Community Ambassadors, and Healthwatch Hampshire. One role for the group is to review public involvement activity. Click here to read the minutes of previous CIEF meetings.