Members – Influence and Impact
The aim of the Patient Forum is to have membership from each of the 27 GP Practices in North Tyneside and come from practices own patient groups. Most Practices have active patient groups with scheduled meetings throughout the year and others run virtual groups to engage with their patient population. Agenda items for the Forum are a mixture of CCG areas for discussion and member led issues for meetings. As a result of members areas of special interests identified within development sessions and inductions, these are matched with CCG priorities and a series of smaller Working Groups are established to enable more in depth discussion and influence. There are five Working Groups, these are special interest groups and membership has formed as a result of members’ experiences or work related background. All working Groups are chaired by Clinicians or senior CCG personnel.
- NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group’s Patient Forum is strong, robust and acts as a critical friend to the NHS England outstanding rated CCG and its Governing Body. Members are encouraged to challenge and debate throughout all engagement processes.
- As a constituted group the strength of the Forum is the dedication and commitment within the membership as well as their passion for local health services.
- All Working Groups and related topics were decided by Forum Members and are compatible with NT CCG Strategic Plan and Priorities.