As part of creating a single clinical commissioning group for Kent and Medway we made a commitment to building on the patient and public engagement (PPE) developed by the original eight CCGs.
Our governing body lay-member for patient and public engagement (PPE) is Cathy Finnis. Cathy is being supported by seven colleagues who were the local CCG lay-members for PPE before the single CCG was established.
We have four priorities for developing our patient and public engagement framework:
With patient representatives and partners from the voluntary and community sector, the group will be chaired by Cathy Finnis, our lay member for PPE and will report directly to the governing body.
NHS England will help fund our new panel. The public panel will complement our existing health network of patients and carers and help us engage with the public outside of formal consultations and gather opinions that reflect the views of different local communities.
We need members of the public who reflect the population in age, ethnicity, gender, location and other demographics to regularly share their views and ideas on a wide range of issues. The information they provide will help us to understand and meet the needs of our local communities and improve the quality of services we offer.
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Using our virtual panel to identify people who are passionate about specific services or conditions and getting them involved in co-designing improvements in the areas they have in-depth experience of either as a patient, carer or relative.