No Patient Involvement at Strategic Level in Vanguards

No Patient Involvement at Strategic Level in Vanguards

I am disgusted that New Models of care Vanguards are not including Patient Representatives at the top strategic level in their vanguards .This is making the second strand of 4 on five year forward view that says Patients and Local Communities are to be involved in planning and policies for the new Vanguards . This is not being done at the moment and my CCG area Vanguard wont allow Patients at the CEO's and finance and Chairs Meeting or the Business planning meeting or The Managers Meeting "

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If we don't get coproduction on these new Vanguards we will never get it . Patients should be able to have a say from top to bottom in Vanguards and then into all organisations in the NHS family . It is the start of a mass movement of involved patients not being done to but saying what money should be spent on and what treatment takes place where . Why not some people will say CCG CEO's know a lot more than us but do they know what is inside a patients mind .It's time we Patients took the lead

BUT it's a Meeting held in public, NOT a Public Meeting. And that means that P&P have no rights to: be there, speak, or ask questions of the Board

''The NHS belongs to us all'', claims the headline above. Oh no it doesn't. Gov't abolished the PCTs, which were part of the DoH / NHS, in favour of handing over control and distribution of £65 BILLION / yr to GPs {Private contractors} BUT CCGs have non-GP, Lay NEDs, one of whom is there to speak up on behalf of Patients & Public [P&P] = Hip Hip BUT the CCGs select and appoint that Lay NED - not the P&P = Boo BUT the P&P can go to meetings of the CCG Board and ask questions BUT it's a Meeti

(BUT it's a ) Meeting held in public, NOT a Public Meeting. And that means that P&P have no rights to: be there, speak, or ask questions of the Board. This is a problem not restricted to 'Vanguards' - it permeates the whole of the Non Executive structure of the NHS and extends its undemocratic, and unresponsive testicles into all CCGs; Hospital Boards of Governors and Directors; HealthWatch; PPGs; Gather and Citizen. This Forum is not much to shout about - how can a decent point be made in 500 c

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