There are many ways in which you can get involved in our work.
Involvement Champions are volunteers who, with training and support, help to champion the involvement needs of communities; to ensure their collective voices are heard by the CCG, including voices from seldom heard and marginalised groups. The Involvement Champions can empower and motivate people to get involved in health‑promoting activities, signpost people to relevant services and create groups to meet local needs.
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.
Local Primary Care Network Patient Council
Having a meeting in each of the Primary Care Network areas, as well as a Lincolnshire CCG Patient Assembly, ensures that the CCG is better connected than ever before to all PPGs across the county of Lincolnshire strengthening the patient voice.
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The Viewpoint Panel actively involves patients and members of the public in the development, planning and delivery of local services.
The Readers Panel consists of volunteers who have an interest in how information is provided, who enjoy reading and are able to comment and make suggestions on the language and layout of various leaflets and documents.
Join our citizens’ panel and share your views and tell us what matters to people in Lincolnshire in order to help us design health services for the future.
HW Lincs 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.
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.
Take part in one of our listening engagement events
Join us at our informal and friendly listening clinics and share your views on your local health services.
*Please be aware that our listening clinics are currently being held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however we have opportunities for members of the public to join us in a virtual feedback meeting or give us your views in an online survey, via email or over the telephone. Events will be listed on our website in the events section.
Join one of our public meetings
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.
*Please be aware that our public meetings are currently being held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however there are opportunities for members of the public to join. Events will be listed on our website in the events section.
Share your experiences of local services
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.
Please send your feedback to our engagement team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Different formats and other ways to get involved
There are range of ways you can get involved in the work of the CCG, we are able to offer our communications and surveys in paper versions, large print, easy read as well as online, you are also welcome to contact us via phone. Please let us know if you have any further access requirements.
If you live on the border of Lincolnshire, you may access some of your healthcare outside the county. If you want to be involved and have you say regarding health and care services outside of Lincolnshire, here’s some useful links.