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Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group

Get involved in local health services

Wyre Forest residents are being encouraged to get involved, have their say and help shape their local NHS services.

This week is Patient Participation Group (PPG) Awareness Week (6-11 June) and there are a number of ways that people can get involved and have their say on how health services are delivered locally.

PPG Awareness Week aims to promote the role and benefits of patient participation. These groups work by building a relationship between the patients and their practice to break down barriers and share information to help patients receive the best quality GP care available. Many GP practices in the Wyre Forest have either virtual or face-to-face PPGs.

If you would like to know more about your GP practice’s PPG group and how you can become involved, contact your practice.
There’s also a chance for people to become more involved in their local health services by joining the ‘Have Your Say’ membership scheme, which is run by NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The scheme is an opportunity for patients and the public to work together with their CCG to better understand what health topics are going on in their area. It also gives people the opportunity to put forward their ideas and views about what health services work for them and make recommendations for the future.

As a ‘Have Your Say’ member you can:
  • Have your say and debate issues
  • Access up-to-date information about your CCG
  • Help us improve the future local health services
  • Learn more about your areas of interest

Ruth Cooper, Engagement Manager for NHS Wyre Forest CCG said: “Patients, carers and the public are often best placed to spot changes that can be made to services to improve the quality of care on offer.

“We value every bit of engagement that we receive and want to ensure that all the services that we commission are done so with patient and stakeholder feedback.

“Patient Participation Groups are a crucial way of hearing the voice of patients in primary care, and have much to contribute in driving up quality.”

For more information about the membership scheme, what’s involved and how to join, visit www.wyreforestccg.nhs.uk/getting-involved/membership-scheme.

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