Transforming Participation in Health and Care – what should Clinical Commissioning Groups do?

Local Democracy and Health

ParticipationNHS England are currently coming to the end of a consultation on a guide titled Transforming Participation in Health and Care. Its always risky to have titles like this – because stakeholders then look to them with raised expectations. Sometimes I think it might be better to go for titles such as “Improving things little by little – participation in health care” or “Steady as she goes – some ideas about improving things a bit in participation in health care”!

I am not going to comment on the document directly. Here instead are five areas that I  thought about when I read the document – some of these are mentioned in the draft guidance others are not or are not mentioned strongly enough.

Role of Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The old NHS paradigm sometimes felt like it was based purely on how each commissioning or service improvement process involves the…

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We originally set out to advocate and campaign for and on behalf of people living with HIV in Greater Manchester. But we chose to slightly change our name by adding beyond. Therefore our name is Greater Manchester & Beyond of People Living With HIV & AIDS. Cause there are many issues that affects people living with HIV we now look ate other health and social care issues that will affect people living with HIV in their everyday lives. For the purpose of this site we have chosen a strap-line name hence our user name here - this is of course "thepositivevoice". The reason for this is often the issues that affect us can be quite daunting and discriminatory to our very existence. So whatever negative we hear and see - we endeavour to turn that into a positive. There are many examples where a negative has turned into a positive and one of those example is the term "Queer" - well that is also quite interesting as some people in the lesbian and gay community don't like that very word - some have decided to own it. Therefore any person that calls another person (the example here) queer - some gay people will reply yes we are. As time moves on and I as the author of this blog - information will be never-ending. So watch this space.
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