Has your community or voluntary group been working to involve patients and the public in improving health care services? NHS England will be awarding a number of small grant awards to organisations who can tell the story of their patient and citizen involvement and engagement work in a creative and interesting way. Grants are available of up to £1,000 each.
Our Insight and Involvement team are regularly out and about meeting colleagues from other organisations to spread the word about what we do and how we can help them to engage.
Recently, members from the team attended the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) annual stakeholder event where they showcased our award winning Insight system and the Involvement website to an audience of academics, patients, carers and the public, as well as industry and third sector colleagues.
What’s the maximum number of people you should have in a focus group? For how many weeks is it recommended that a formal consultation should last?
Starting next week, we’ll be posing questions like these to our Twitter followers in a new quiz feature on our Twitter account: @NHSInvolvement.
Did you know that you can interact with engagement colleagues from across your region through the professional forum on the Involvement website? If not, it’s time to log on and get connected, as you might be missing out on information which could help with your next engagement project.
The Picker Institute Europe has created an infographic to highlight some of the big patient experience challenges facing the next government.
They highlight effective communication, patient involvement and coordination as three of the key challenges