Our Health Development Worker from RCVS works alongside our colleagues at NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), helping involve patients, carers, community groups and the general public in the work of the NHS in Rushcliffe.
In the past year:
- They facilitated five patient forums, including the Diabetes, Long Term Conditions, the Mental Health & Well Being Partnership and the Learning Disability, and Carers Forums.
- RCVS Chaired each forum and established a structured programme for each meeting. This included identification of relevant speakers to assist to inform members, and to provide an education element and updates on service developments
- RCVS worked directly with local communities, patients and voluntary and community sector (VCS) through community development participatory approaches to promote the forums, e.g. One You Campaign, health awareness weeks etc.)