50 Healthwatch and counting!

June 8, 2015

Patient and Public Involvement Solutions have recently clocked up working with their 50th Healthwatch.

Established in April 2013 by the Government, Healthwatch are the consumer champion for health and social care in England and there are 152 nationally.

“Healthwatch organisations are all unique in their own way, but at their heart have a common aim which is to make sure local people can influence the health and care services that matter most. This is why we enjoy our work with them so much. We see Healthwatch as a key component of ensuring patient and carer voices are heard throughout the entire system and at all times”.

‘We started working with Patient and Public Involvement Solutions in 2013 who have been essential to the delivery of our bespoke Patient and Public Involvement Training sessions.  With Jessie’s guidance our local members and patients have been empowered to access NHS services effectively and to co-produce every aspect of local CCG commissioning.
More recently, Jessie’s unique skill mix has effectively supported our Board to hone their strategic priorities and lay a strong foundation for our future independence.’

The work PPI does with Healthwatch is varied and includes:

  • Strategic and business development such as our work with Healthwatch Central West London and the five Healthwatch and NHS England in the Wessex area
  • Board and staff team awaydays and workplanning, such as our work with Hampshire and Newham
  • Training; we have developed and delivered training with Hcentral London, West Sussex and Waltham Forest among others as well as training volunteers  and staff on our successful Enter and View training with Warrington and Birmingham
  • Facilitation; we worked with East Sussex to hold a stakeholder event on complaints handling and an event with Barnet to support effective Patient Participation Groups

“PPI Solutions brought to life a complex subject for a mixed audience in an engaging and thought provoking way. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to support public engagement activities.” Sarah Owen, Community Engagement and Outreach Officer, Healthwatch West Sussex

And many more… If you want to know what Patient and Public Involvement can do for you – give us a call on 07964 007884 or email info@patientpublicinvolvement.com


PPI Solutions provides a wide range of services to help you engage with your communities. Whatever your goals we can create a package, give you support or run training to help you meet them.