There are a number of ways that you can support East Staffordshire GPs and the Clinical Commissioning Group to shape local healthcare services that meet the needs of local people.
The easiest way to get involved is to join the Patient Membership Scheme. Anyone is entitled to join if they are registered with a doctor within Burton and Uttoxeter.
East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) Patient Board is key to making sure patients can give feedback about their treatment and have a say in changes to health services.
It is made up of people who have a real desire to see health services improve and have a track record of involvement with health issues. To find out more, click here.
Practice Patient Participation Groups
Many of our GP practices across East Staffordshire have both patient participation groups and virtual patient representation groups. If you would like to know more about your practice patient participation group and how you can become involved, contact your GP Practice directly for further details.
District Patient Group
Our District Patient Group is made up of nominated representatives from Practice based participation groups. The District Patient Group addresses issues affecting the wider population of East Staffordshire, but not those directly affecting practices.
The District Patient Group provides the setting for commissioners to share thoughts, priorities and planning intentions on developing services. Representatives contribute to discussions and feedback to their respective PPGs and virtual groups, encouraging a two way flow of information between the CCG and patient, to ensure that their views and experiences are taken into account of in planning and development of services.
Other Ways to Have Your Say
Patient Opinion is an independent website where patients can write about their experiences at their local healthcare provider whether it is good or bad. Providers can respond to comments that are made and it enables them to make changes to services to improve the patient experience and outcomes.