The CSU was one of five selected to pioneer new approaches to engagement through projects funded for two years across England, under NHS England’s CSU Field Force Programme.
Its aim is to provide bespoke engagement support for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and NHS England Sub-Regions (formerly known as Area Teams) across England.
Involvementwill also target areas of need, by identifying, speaking and listening to seldom-heard groups, with the goal of improving health outcomes, especially in areas that need it most.
- Professionals and lay experts - capability and capacity, at scale, as well as support in the work you do and access to regionally-based networks to share good practice and experiences
- Patients and public – clear opportunities to get involved in health and care decision making, easy-to-use information and access to professionals and organisations for advice
By March 2015, the project is expected to be a sustainable programme that stands on its own two feet.