Working with local people to get it right
NHS Rushcliffe CCG has a Patient Cabinet accountable to the Governing Body which meets on a bi-monthly basis and is part of our established governance structure.
Members are drawn from across Rushcliffe to provide representation of patient views and opinions and to inform commissioning arrangements, business planning and to identify possible improvements.
The Governing Body has approved and keeps under review the terms of reference for the Patient Cabinet, which includes information on its membership.
Membership consists of:
- Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement
- Chair, Patient Participation Group Representative for Central area
- Patient Participation Group Representative for North area
- Patient Participation Group Representative for South area
- Patient Representative for Carers
- Patient Representative Children & Families
- Patient Representative for Retired
- 2 x Patient Representatives Working Age
- 2 x Patient Representatives for Teenagers
- Representative from Rushcliffe Community & Voluntary Service (RCVS)
- Healthwatch Nottinghamshire Champion
- Head of Governance & Engagement, NHS Rushcliffe CCG
- Patient and Public Involvement Officer, NHS Rushcliffe CCG
- Patient Experience Manager & Complaints, NHS Rushcliffe CCG, NHS Nottingham West CCG and NHS Nottingham North and East CCG
The Patient Cabinet provides a single recognised structure to oversee the delivery of patient and public involvement and patient experience activity and to ensure impact and change is demonstrable both internally and externally. All Patient Cabinet minutes, detailing the discussions held, form part of the Governing Body papers, which are published here.
The Lay Member for Patient and Publication has a standing agenda item on the Governing Body agenda to report from the Patient Cabinet and assure the Governing Body members that the CCG is involving patients at all levels of its business.
In addition to the Patient Cabinet, the CCG facilitates the Active Group, which is made up of the chairs of GP Practice Patient Participation Groups (PPG). Their role is to encourage patients and carers to participate in planning, managing and making decisions about their own care and treatment by promoting self-care and shared decision making.
Click here for more information on the Active Group.
The Patient Cabinet Terms of reference can be found here.
Public Involvement explained in our commissioning/business plans
The operational plan for Rushcliffe CCG links closely and is requested to be read in conjunction with the Sustainability and Transformation Plan which has details of the public involvement within these plans.
Enabler 3 on page 57 of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan outlines the proactive communications and engagement to develop and deliver the plan across Nottinghamshire.
It discusses why this is important, the aim, what will be different in 2020/21, what we will achieve in the first two years. It answers how we will engage with clinicians, staff and the public and goes on to discuss:
- Strategic communications and engagement – our offer to the public
- Engagement to date with local authorities, patients, staff and key stakeholders
- Engagement to date with the clinical community including GPs
To find out more about how we have involved local people in our work see our annual engagement report.
Public Involvement demonstrated in our Annual Report
Annual Reports are produced by the CCG that must show how our public involvement duty has been discharged. Click here to our report for 2016/17.