The Central London CCG Patient Reference Group is a collection of patients, residents, community organisations and third sector providesr who work together to feedbackon Westminster health care services (exlcuding Queens Park and Paddington). The group support Central London CCG, who are responsible for planning and buying Westminster health care services. The group's role is to help the CCG engage and communicate with its patient population, with the ultimate goal of helping improve local health services and commissioning as a whole.
What is the aim of the group?
Aims include, but are not limited to:
What are the responsibilities of the Patient Reference Group?
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
What do the meetings involve?
The group meet every two months, and the location alternates each meeting (between North and South of the borough). This meeting has a chair who is also a fully voting member of the CCG Governing Body.
The meeting agendas are shaped by the PRG members. Anyone can suggest and contrbute items to the agenda, including their own health care related presentations.
Click here to view the papers from the patient reference group meetings.
Our Patient Reference Group members also help us shape our quarterly communications and engagement reports. These are new and as we begin this process they are helping us as we shape the format of these going forward.
The reports are presented at our Governing Body by our Patient Reference Group chair, who is also a lay member of the Governing Body.
Who can join?
We welcome inquiries from everyone, regardless of your background and experience. You don't need to have any knowledege or experience of working in NHS healthcare.
Whether or not you have prior experience of participating in a group of this kind, we would like to hear from you.
How can I join?
For more information about the Patient Reference Group and to get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also produced a leaflet that goes into more detail about our patient reference group, and includes all of our contact details. Please feel free to download this and share with anyone you think may be interested in joining. This can be found here.