Public & Patient Participation Policy

Recently, NHS England issued a Public and Patient Participation policy which is their own policy in relation to the following NHS England commissioned services regarding their legal duty to involve the public in commissioning.

The services NHS England is responsible for are

  • primary care (GP, dental, eye health and pharmacy) services
  • specialised services
  • health in justice services
  • some services for the armed forces and their families
  • some public health services

A link to the policy can be found here - there is just one section that applies to CCG which is in section 6 and applies to co-commissioning of primary care services.

The national guidance that applies to ALL commissioners can be found here - it is worth a read to give you an overview of the legal requirements and the duty to involve.

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