Improving our communities’ health and health services requires us to understand and act on what really matters to local people.
We are committed to:
To help us to do this well, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to be able to get involved in our work, find out what we are working on, and to have your say on local health services and how they can be improved.
There are a number of ways that our patients and members of the public can get involved to help improve local health services.
You can contact us directly with your views, join our ePanel, join a patient participation group at your local GP practice, join our Public Engagement Committee or work directly with us on a particular project.
If you want to make a comment or suggestion on how local health services can be improved you can:
We want you to feel that your involvement and your opinions are acted upon wherever possible.
Actions and stories from public events, surveys, workshops and other involvement opportunities will be made available in our "You said, we did" section.
Most GP practices in our area have either a Patient Participation Group or a Patient Reference Group which you can join to have your say on services at your local GP practice and across Coastal West Sussex.
If you want to know more about your local practice’s PPG and how you can join, please contact your GP practice manager directly.
Our ePanel currently has more than 400 members and we are keen for more people from our local area to sign up and become part of the scheme.
By being a member, you will receive regular updates and news from the CCG, hear about opportunities to work with us, be part of surveys and consultations, and find out how you can help to improve local health services. Membership is free.
To join the ePanel please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are regular opportunities to become part of project groups to look at specific services and how they can be improved.
We want to make sure patients are given the chance to come in and work with us to help develop local services, especially if you have a particular interest in that service.
If you are unhappy with the way you have been treated by the NHS, you have the right to make a complaint and receive a response from the organisation concerned.
If you would like to make a suggestion, pay a compliment or just make a comment then you can do that by emailing us (email@example.com) or phoning 01903 708411 and speaking to a member of our team.