How you can get involved

Your views and experiences offer valuable insight into what matters most when it comes to local health services. There are many ways to make your voice heard.

Engagement and public involvement activity

Before we make changes to health services, or commission new ones, we aim to seek the views of local people, including patients and carers.

When these projects arise, we publish background information and may run surveys or hold stakeholder events to help you to have your say.

From time to time, we’ll seek your views on our proposals and the different options available to us.

See our approach to public involvement to find out more about our ongoing programme of engagement.

Join our contact list

Join our contact list to receive quarterly newsletters with all our latest news, including up-and-coming engagement and involvement.

Sign up

Patient participation groups

Ask your GP about joining their patient participation group or patient reference group – most of our member practices have one. These are groups of local patients working together to improve NHS health services in North Somerset through various activities. Carers’ views are especially important.

Member practices

Join us on Facebook and Twitter

For up-to-date news and engagement activities, follow @NSomersetCCG on Twitter and ‘like’ our Facebook page.

Attending a meeting in public

You are welcome to attend one of our Governing Body or Joint Commissioning Committee meetings which are both meetings held in public. You may ask a question or make a statement at these meetings.

Attending a meeting

Other local opportunities

Join Healthwatch

Join the new consumer and patient champion for local health and social care, Healthwatch, to ensure your voice is heard. Visitthe  Healthwatch North Somerset website or call 01275 851400.

Healthwatch North Somerset

You can also read reports written by Healthwatch North Somerset in our online library.

Attend local Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel meetings

North Somerset Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel meets regularly to look at developments and changes in the NHS. Their meetings are open to the public.

North Somerset Council

People in Health West of England

People in Health West of England (PHWE) is an initiative promoting innovative and effective public involvement in research and evidence-based service improvement. Visit their website for details on how you can get involved:

PHWE

Maternity Voices

Maternity Voices provides information about your options for maternity care and birth, and local sources of advice and support. 

Give feedback on your experiences and get involved in the activities of Maternity Voices, the Maternity Services Liaison Committee for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Read more about Maternity Voices