There are a number of ways that you can support North Staffordshire GPs and the Clinical Commissioning Group to shape local healthcare services that meet the needs of local people.
Peter Dartford lay member for Patient and Public Involvement at North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), talks about why it’s important to involve patients and the public and the best ways for people to get involved.
The main ways patients can get involved are:
The CCG issues a monthly newsletter with updates from the CCG and information about health services. Find out more about the newsletter and view previous issues - Our NHS Newlsetter.
Join our mailing list to receive the newsletter by email.
Have a say in how your local GP practice is run by joining your practice's Patient Participation Group.
These are groups of PPG representatives who represent patients in the area where you live.
The Patient Congress brings together patient representatives with a track record of involvement in local health issues.
The CCG’s Governing Body meets in public – which means you can attend to hear what’s happening and ask questions.
If you like to tweet, don’t forget to follow us @StaffsCCGs and get involved in our conversations.
Shaping Staffordshire’s SEND Strategy
The County Council and Staffordshire’s clinical commissioning groups are working with others to improve the way children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported. An important part of this is agreeing a set of principles that will guide the way professionals across education, health and social care will support children and young people, as well as setting out the commitments made by our communities and families.
People may have different views around what the strategy should include, so we want to hear from as many people as possible before we work with a small group of professionals, parents and young people to set out a draft, formally consult on it and then agree it. There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved, either as part of the early engagement sessions, as a member of the co-production team or by contributing your views to the public consultation.
For more information about developing the strategy or how you can get involved visit the Staffordshire County Council’s website at