Patient and Public Advisory Group

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The patient and public advisory group is made up of core members of patients, carers and members of the public. The groups discuss current services we commission and how we engage with our local population.

By sharing experiences, the members contribute to the development of services that are high quality, safe and meet the needs of our local population.

The group meets every two months and the chair of the group is our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Lay Member who will report the work of the group to the Governing Body.

If you would like any information regarding the Patient and Public Advisory Group please email STCCG.enquiries@nhs.net.

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Date/Time Event/Location Papers
15 Jun 2017
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

The PPAG met for a training session on Equality and Diversity, Governance and Safeguarding.

The training session covered the basic essentials to help members in their role.

18 Jul 2017
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

The PPAG met to discuss the priorities for them as a group and undertook a mapping exercise to help shape the PPAGs action plan for the next 12 months.

17 Aug 2017
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

The PPAG met to discuss the action plan that the CCG had pulled together following the mapping session in July.  PPAG members raised comments and shared feedback on the actions which will be fed into the amended action plan

20 Sep 2017
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

PPAG members attended and supported the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and health and wellbeing fair at the CCG offices.

26 Oct 2017
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

The PPAG met to discuss the current financial pressures on the NHS both locally and regionally. The group watched the kings fund video, explaining how the NHS is structured and funded.  The link to the video is:

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/topics/nhs-five-year-forward-view

22 Dec 2017
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

The PPAG met and signed off the Action plan for the group.  The group then discussed the following topics:

  • Shared Decision Making (SDM)
  • Rapid Specialist Opinion (RSO)
  • The CCGs Green rating on the Patient and Community Engagement Indicator (CCGIAF) in 2017/18
  • Respite Consultation
  • Prehabilitation

15 Feb 2018
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

The PPAG met and discussed the NHS England consultation on ‘Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A Consultation on guidance for CCGs’.  We asked the PPAG for their views and also how we seek feedback from wider contacts.  The views were fed into the CCGs response to the consultation.

19 Apr 2018
12:00 am
Patient and Public Advisory Group

The PPAG met and Caroline Gitsham, Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement for the CCG and Chair of the group summarised the review of the year and all that the PPAG had achieved.  This included the work that PPAG members did around the Rapid Specialist opinion (RSO) project, helping re-design the patient aids for Shared Decision Making, feeding views and comments into the NHS England medicines consultation and informing the work of the Prehabilitation project Prepwell.

The group shared feedback on their experiences as members and identified themes to inform the next 12 month action plan for the group.

 

14 Jun 2018
All Day
Patient and Public Advisory Group Meeting

The group met and discussed the attendance of the group which had reduced since the last meeting with some members leaving the PPAG.  It was discussed how the group could encourage membership with a diverse range of people.

 

Leads from the CCGs Acute and Community Team attended the PPAG and introduced the Community Skin Service Review The CCG was collating providers and patients feedback on the service and the CCG will be asking patients for input based on a survey, which PPAG were asked to provide comments on.  It was noted this was a first draft of the survey.

 

The members provided comments which the team used to amend the survey.

 

Dr Walker provided a CCG update and asked members to feedback on the work of the PPAG to date.  Suggested improvements and comments were shared and the CCG agreed to review these and look at ways of implementing.

12 Sep 2018
All Day
Patient and Public Advisory Group Meeting

Dr Walker provided a verbal update to PPAG members and explained the CCG had not achieved its financial control target for 2017/18 and had been in a ‘turnaround position’.  However in July 2018 NHS England (NHSE) advised the CCG was now in ‘Special Measures’.

The Partnership and Health Inequalities Manager from the CCG attended the PPAG and introduced the Strategic Aims and Objectives Report. The report was shared with the group who were asked to feedback comments.