The Patients Association has been working with patient participation groups in the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board - known as GP practice patient groups locally - to:

  • Improving the diversity and reach of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in the area
  • Engaging local communities for the benefit of patients and GP practices
  • Improving general practice staff's understanding of what co-production and patient /public engagement means and how to do this effectively
  • Improving services for patients as a result of this work.

In this workshop, the team reviewed progress, covering:

  • A project update so far
  • A successful and challenging example of establishing and developing a patient group
  • Q&As
  • Next steps
    • Overview of the workshops now on YouTube (attached)
    • Engaging with young people video available soon
    • Final stages of project and ongoing support
    • Gathering good practice stories and outcomes
    • Ideas for future workshops and other support
    • Survey for January. 

You can download the slides presented.

Also shared was an example of The Garden City Practice's newsletter