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Local healthcare services

If you are looking to get involved in shaping health services locally, here are some of the ways you can do this. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) CCGs plan and buy the majority of local healthcare services for people in your area, including those provided in hospitals and community settings. Your CCG may have a number […]

Primary care services

How to get involved in primary care (GP, pharmacy, dentist, optician services) commissioning Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS. Primary care includes general practice, community pharmacy, dental, and optometry (eye health) services. Here are some of the ways you can […]

Navigating care at scale releases 37 GP hours a week – Ipswich, East

Case study summary The Deben Health Group in the East was looking to implement care navigators to direct patients more effectively to the most appropriate person for their needs, helping to free up time for GPs to see those patients who need their care the most. The CCG supported practices in the group to do […]

Get involved

Toolkit to help set up and run Patient Participation Groups Every general practice should now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG), acting as a link with the people it serves and as a ‘critical friend’. Roles might include advising on the quality and responsiveness of services, carrying out research and supporting self-care. But how do […]

Community grants 2017

NHS England’s celebrating participation in healthcare grants have been awarded to showcase good practice approaches developed to involve people in healthcare. Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) works with health services to try new ways of working, increase knowledge, develop good practice and demonstrate ways to improve services. The ‘Happy […]

Get involved

Toolkit to help set up and run Patient Participation Groups Every general practice should now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG), acting as a link with the people it serves and as a ‘critical friend’. Roles might include advising on the quality and responsiveness of services, carrying out research and supporting self-care. But how do […]