Now that the NHS England Guidance on Transforming Participation in Health and Care is out I thought I would return to one of the areas that I think needs exploring further.
First, lets be clear – the guidance is helpful, it is comprehensive and includes lots of examples of good practice with easy access to back up material. However it is technical guidance – it is concerned with how to do it – it does not directly address the leadership role of the CCG in partnership with the local authority for setting the tone and ambition for Patient and Public Involvement in a place. Not addressing this risks PPI remaining something that can be turned off and on by commissioners because it is not culturally embedded in the local system.
Local Authorities and CCGS must work in partnership to lead on promoting good practice on participation locally and on making…
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