A local health body beat off competition from across England to win an award for the work it has done involving patients and carers when planning future services.
NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group, which plans and buys care for 94,000 residents in Broxtowe, won the ‘Excellence in Public Participation Commissioner Award’ at NHS England’s Innovation Expo.
The award recognises the commitment of putting patients, carers and the community at the heart of its plans.
The CCG was recognised for the work it did to involve patients themselves in helping to identify and support registered carers, supporting dementia friendly communities and the way patients were involved in helping to understand conditions.
Chief Operating Officer of NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group, Oliver Newbould said: “ I am thrilled, especially as we were nominated by patients and volunteers . It really recognises the work we have done to engage with the people who use our health services which is so vital. I would encourage people who are interested in their local health services to be part of a PPG so they can be involved in the services we commission for the future.”
The Patient Participation Groups are made up of patients who volunteer some time to help their practices improve their services.
They meet regularly at the practice, usually each month, for a couple of hours and help undertake patient surveys and provide important feedback to ensure patients get the best possible experience.
They also act as a point of contact for patient views.
If you are interested in joining a PPG or finding out more, either contact your GP Practice or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 88 35100.