Annual Statement of Involvement
Why is the report so important?
The report highlights our key engagement activities and those of our providers and clearly demonstrates our commitment, and our providers’ commitment, to patient and public engagement.
It provides assurance for our legal requirements which are:
- Section 242 of the Health and Social Care Act and Section 244 of the consolidated NHS Act 2006
- NHS Constitution 2009
- The Equality Act 2010
The report ensures we achieve the requirements of our Patient and Public Engagement and Experience Strategy.
What we did last year
These are some of the projects the CCG and our providers have undertaken over this period April 2016 to March 2017:
- Right Care, Right Time, Right Place – consultation on hospital and community services
- Right Care, Right Time, Right Place – stakeholder event
- Patient Reference Group Network (PRGN) engagement
- Transforming care for people with a learning disability
- Healthy Child Programme
- Whitehouse Centre engagement
- Podiatry engagement – Locala Community Partnerships
- Financial recovery engagement
- Talk health engagement
- Talk health consultation
- Talk health – pathway redesign
- Equality delivery system 2
- An asset based approach – supporting people with a learning disability to have a voice (see Andrea’s video on the right)
- Stroke services – West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability Transformation Partnership (STP)
- Integrated children’s services – Locala Community Partnerships
- Continence advisory service – Locala Community Partnerships
- Provision of a multi-faith room at the Dales Unit – SWYPFT
Right Care, Right Time, Right Place consultation
In this video, Charlei talks about the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place consultation and how the Community Voices were able to bridge the gap between the CCG and the general public. Charlei has recently qualified as a Community Voice and is based at the Denby Dale Centre. The centre reach elderly people and those living with dementia. Community Voices are a vital resource to help the CCG reach our most rural communities and those who are seldom heard.
Supporting people to have a voice
Adults with learning disabilities face significant barriers to involvement. VAC, in partnership with Greater Huddersfield CCG, provided training for individuals to develop this voice. Support organisations will also receive the training via the Transforming Care Partnership to enable them to become ‘Community Voices’. This two pronged approach will support organisations and individuals to engage in meaningful conversations on NHS services. In this short film, Andrea explains how the training she received has given her a voice.