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How you can get involved

Commissioning is all about planning and improving, consideration of impact and recognition of need.

Involving the public helps us to understand people’s needs, and to prioritise those people who experience the poorest health outcomes – enabling us to improve access and reduce health inequalities.

If you’d like to keep right up to date and get move involved with what’s happening in your local NHS, you may be interested in joining our Public Membership Scheme.

In addition, most of our GP practices have a Patient Participation Group that you can join, and you can also get involved with your local Healthwatch organisation.

Our Governing Body meetings are usually open to the public. They are being held virtually at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions.

It’s very important to us that we listen and act on feedback that you’ve taken the time and effort to share with us. We’ll be developing this website to include more information on past consultations, survey results and what’s happened as a result of your feedback. In the meantime, if there is any information or specific documents you’d like to see, please Contact Us

Engagement Programmes

As well as public and patient feedback, our engagement programmes and consultations also seek input from our staff, partners and other stakeholders. Everyone’s views are important, and these views regularly inform our decision making, at all levels.

All our formal consultations follow the Gunning Principles, which are designed to make sure you have sufficient opportunity to take part in consultations and influence decisions.


Woman in wheelchair and seated woman at deskIn line with our commitment to Equality and Diversity, we work hard to involve all members of our society in what we’re doing and give everyone the opportunity to share their views.

We actively engage with seldom heard groups and hold meetings at accessible venues where we provide BSL (British Sign Language) interpreters when requested. We also produce information in different formats including BSL video, large print, Easy Read and different languages.