Empowering Engagement with North East Hants and Farnham CCG

January 12, 2017

Empowering Engagement is a programme developed to support the leading of change through effective patient and public engagement.

The programme has been designed to ensure it not only provides a quality opportunity for staff to develop their skills but also a chance for CCGs to benefit from focused work on real-time projects, problems and service improvements. Through support and guidance provided via lectures and Action Learning Sets, participants form a community of practice to support each other and the wider CCG and through their project work engage with patients and the public to deliver real outcomes.

Sharon Ward, Associate Director of Communications and Engagement said “We want patient and public engagement to genuinely be a part of the culture of the CCG and have local conversations with our community embedded into our everyday practice.  The Empowering Engagement programme means that our staff are provided with the tools and support to focus on how they can do their day job in a way that embeds patient and public engagement from beginning to end. Patient and Public Involvement Solutions has worked with us to develop a really rounded programme that feels exciting and new. We are already seeing a change amongst teams with people thinking and doing things differently in a way that brings patients and the public in to the heart of our work.”

The programme in NE Hants and Farnham is being delivered in partnership with the NHS England sponsored Wessex Voices Project, with Healthwatch Hampshire closely involved in the delivery of the programme. This is helping to develop and strengthen local relationships, networks and resources within and beyond the programme.

For more information and to discuss your own requirements for a similar programme please click here PPI Empowering Engagement email Jessie direct on jessie@patientpublicinvolvement.com or call 07964 007884 for an exploratory chat.


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