Our Constitution sets out the rights and responsibilities of patients, the public and staff. The values that lie at the heart of our constitution are to ‘respect and value people’ ‘listen to local people’ and work in ‘partnership’. It also identifies our aims for involving patients and the public in commissioning, which are to
The CCG will secure public involvement in the planning, development and consideration of proposals for changes and decisions affecting the operation of commissioning arrangements by:
As set out in our constitution, our Governing Body includes representation from our patients and the public, including a:
In addition, the CCG also invites Healthwatch Walsall to attend Board Meetings and take part in discussions.
The Governing Body meets in public six times a year. Anyone who is interested can attend the public meetings and meeting dates and papers can be found on our Governing Body webpage.
All of our committees incorporate Lay Member representation, and both the CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Integrated Assurance Group incorporates Healthwatch representation. You can find out about the membership of our committees in our Annual Report.
Our Communications and Engagement Strategy sets out our approach and principles to communicating with stakeholders and the public and involving local people in changes to NHS services in Walsall. It provides clear objectives to ensure that patient and public views are at the heart of the services we commission. More information on our strategy can be found on our engagement webpage.