Community Encouraged to have a Greater Say in Local Health Services

Written by on 29th May 2015

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NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group and members of local patient groups are calling for citizens to have a greater say on how local health services are being run.

This comes as part of the upcoming National Patient Participation Week being held from Just 1st 2015.

Organised by the National Association for Patient Participation, the week hopes to highlight the importance of patient participation and help find ways to improve care for all patients.

Rebecca Neno, Deputy Chief Nurse of NHS Lincolnshire West, said: “It’s important that patients are involved in decisions not just about their care, but in designing better care for others. So, we are encouraging our patients to join with us in helping to shape and improve health services by becoming a member of their local PPG.”

She added: “Patients are in the unique position of being the only people who know what it is like to be on the receiving end of services, which means that they can provide us with vital information on what works well and how services can improve.”

Anyone who wishes to get involved is encouraged to talk with their local practice manager.

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