There are many ways in which you can get involved in our work.
GP practices have patient participation groups (PPGs) to provide an opportunity for patients to get more involved in their local practice and influence the way services are provided. Speak to your practice to find out how to join.
The purpose of the Patient and Public Council is to ensure the population served by the CCG have a voice in the planning and delivery of health services.
The CCG are continually developing and planning for the future. We value the input of patients and members of the public in the development and changes to local services and so our Virtual Involvement Network can offer you the opportunity to become involved from you own home.
By being a virtual network you do not need to attend meetings but can be on our stakeholder list for us to make contact when we need views and feedback.
Both our Governing Body and Primary Care Commissioning Committee are meetings held in public. You can submit questions in advance about anything on the agenda which will then be answered at the meeting. Questions about other items of business can be sent in and we publish responses on our website.
Healthwatch Lincolnshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Lincolnshire, putting patients at the heart of health and social care services. Their role is to give local people a voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally.
We are actively involving our local Maternity Voices Partnership in developing our work to ensure that the model of care is right or women and families. We are actively involving our local Maternity Voices Partnership in developing our work to ensure that the model of care is right or women and families.
Maternity Voices is a group where parents and parents-to-be can share their views and experiences with midwives and staff from the Local Maternity System.
By sharing your experiences of what has worked well and what has not, we can review these and put in place any improvements that might be needed. All local providers of health services in Lincolnshire ask patients to share their experiences. These are then reported back to the CCG to help us monitor satisfaction and quality.
We often publish surveys about local services and the work we are doing. We make these available on our website. There are often national surveys as well about the development of NHS services.