Highly Commended at Healthwatch England Annual Awards

June 5, 2015

Following a 6 month project working with NHS England (Wessex), the Wessex Strategic Clinical Network and the five local Healthwatch across the area (Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton), we have created a practical guide to support commissioners with engaging patients and the public.

Access your step by step guide to patient and public engagement in commissioning here.

The guide is an interactive pdf and presents a set of engagement principles to underline good practice, and takes people through the phases of commissioning, with hints, tips and practical planning advice. The aim of the toolkit is to set out a framework for good practice, and to support the development of high quality engagement with local people so that the choosing and buying of services is always done with people at its very heart.

“A good step forward to getting everyone genuinely involved in thinking about what services are needed, planning them, developing them and checking how well they are working.”

You can view a film about the project by clicking the pic below of Laura who took part.

Jessie Cunnett, PPI Solutions Director said, “We have been delighted to lead this project and hope the toolkit supports local people to be able to have a real voice in the health and care services that matter to them”.

You can view a film about the project by clicking here.



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.