Patient participation groups offer members of the public the opportunity to become more involved in how the practice runs. Find out how to join your local PPG.
The Community Engagement Panel meets bi-monthly and comprises representatives invited from key strategic groups to act as a bridge between the community of rural Broadland and north Norfolk, and the CCG.
The North Norfolk GP practices regularly bring PPG representatives from each of the practices together into bi-annual conferences. The conferences are used to find out how patients feel about the services being provided, and each conference has focused upon a specific topic. They provide an opportunity for PPGs to network and to meet practice staff and representatives from the CCG.
When a service is closed, substantially changed or proposals are made for a new service, the NHS is required to launch a formal public consultation process. This gives anyone wishing to voice their concerns, raise suggestions or support the proposal the opportunity to do so. At the same time CCGs are required to give local people the opportunity to take part in on-going engagement opportunities so they can have a voice in the day-to-day running of local commissioning. Details of all current and past consultations and engagement opportunities can be found here.
Practices in North Norfolk and rural Broadland support research into illness and NHS services. Research is taking place all the time across health and social care, however it cannot happen without your help. Find out how you can take an active role in developing services and treatments for future generations.
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) need to have strong relationships with a range of health and care partners in order to be successful commissioners within the local system.
NHS North Norfolk CCG is keen to engage and involve its local population as much as possible in the way it commissions services. The CCG produces annual reports as a summary of how it has attempted to do this over the previous year.
Healthwatch Norfolk is the local consumer champion for health and social care in the county. Formed in April 2013, as a result of the Health and Social Care Act, they are an independent organisation with statutory powers.
NHS North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group worked with NHS South Norfolk, NHS West Norfolk and NHS Norwich CCGs on the development of a local policy and review of the information leaflet for the current service.
The North Norfolk YAB and Broadland YAB were set up in 2012 with the aims of supporting young people aged 11 to 25 to have their voice in their community about the facilities and services they need.