Our Public Engagement Panel provides assurance and direction for all engagement and involvement activity the CCG wishes to undertake with the public.
Membership includes a number of specialists, including senior commissioners, engagement and communications leads, clinicians and lay members. The panel help those considering further involvement and engagement activity, some of which may lead to formal consultation.
Engagement should be well planned, meaningful, strategically aligned, appropriately resourced and meet the NHS’s legal duty to engage.
The panel has seven key objectives:
- Ensures the CCG undertakes high quality, meaningful engagement.
- Ensures the CCG meet their legal duty to engage with patients and the public in the development and consideration of proposals for service change as outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
- Provide assurance to CCG Boards that engagement across both CCGs is well planned, meaningful and strategically aligned.
- Ensures all engagement activity is proportionate and appropriately resourced.
- Ensures there is central oversight of all engagement activity being undertaken across the CCGs.
- Identify the support required from the communications and engagement team for the project, and whether support/expertise is required from wider in the organisation.
- Identify the role of the commissioning manager in the engagement process