A new series of guides giving practical advice to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) about the value of patient and public engagement has been published by NHS Networks.
The first four in a series of 10 Smart guides to engagement cover:
- the background to the guides
- the social and economic benefits
- dealing with LINks and local HealthWatch, and
- the role of lay members and patient representatives on CCG boards.
The guides are available to download from NHS Networks at www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/smart-guides and CCGs are also invited to leave feedback.