The Engagement Steering Group was formed in 2014 and consisted largely of members of Patient Participation Group (PPG) representatives of their GP Surgeries. Each month this Group reviewed proposed communication and engagement plans to ensure that they are proportionate and inclusive.
The Group reported to the Executive Committee and provided assurance that patient and public feedback was captured in relation to the CCG’s roles and duties, and that this was used to inform decision making.
The Group also oversaw development support to PPGs through a network which currently meets twice a year. Some case studies from PPGs and materials developed to support them can be found on the Healthwatch Bucks website
The Engagement Steering Group was disbanded and merged into an already formed and health and social care system wide “Getting Bucks Involved” Steering Group.
The final terms of reference that it functioned with are published below.
Reports from the Engagement Steering Group to the CCG Governing BodyJanuary - March 2019 October - December 2018 July - September 2018 April - June 2018
Members of the Engagement Steering Group (ESG) when in place
Paul Henry, PPG Member of Simpson Centre & Penn Surgery (Chair)
Graham Cook, PPG Member of Rectory Meadow Surgery
Chris Phillips, PPG Member of Rectory Meadow Surgery
Elizabeth Carless, PPG Member of Hughenden Valley Surgery
Barry Lynch, PPG Member of Haddenham Surgery
Thalia Jervis, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Bucks
Anne Whiteley, Adult Carers Services Manager of Carers Bucks
Dr Karen West, GP and Clinical Director of the CCG
Nicola Lester, Director of Transformation of the CCG
Kim Parfitt, Head of Communications for the CCG
Ojalae Jenkins, Transformation Manager for the CCG