FRIENDS OF AVISFORD – AFFILIATED TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PATIENT PARTICIPATION (NAPP)
Did you know that the Friends are affiliated to NAPP? A certificate is displayed on our noticeboard in each surgery. On a regular basis NAPP send out a bulletin about national issues this is also available in the surgery on our noticeboard or from the website: NAPP
FRIENDS OF AVISFORD – MEMBER OF THE REGIS COMMUNITY BOARD
The Friends are part of the NHS initiative to promote closer collaboration between those who need the services and those who provide them, with the focus on the services our community really need. A representative from each of the local Patient Participation Groups (PPG) in our area sit on the Regis Community Board (RCB) which, in turn, reports to the wider board. At the current time the monthly meetings are being held virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Our representative on the RCB can raise any questions or issues you may have with the health system. We cannot guarantee the outcome but can, and will, air your concerns and let you know of any resulting changes or improvements. If we are not made aware of problems, we can do nothing to help, so please ‘talk’ to us – via our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note into either surgery and we will do our best.
FRIENDS OF AVISFORD – CONNECTING WITH THE CQC
Did you know that the Care Quality Commission sends out a monthly bulletin?
The bulletin covers:
- Latest publications that you can use to help drive improvement locally
- Resources for PPGs to use to have conversations with their practices
- Information on how to get signed up to receive alerts about new reports for services you’re interested in
- Details of consultations where your views can help shape how the CQC monitor services
The latest newsletter can be downloaded from or you can subscribe to their email service: http://www.cqc.org.uk
FRIENDS OF AVISFORD – CONNECTING WITH NHS CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (CCG)
A clinical commissioning group (CCG) is a NHS organisation that brings together local GPs and experienced health professionals to take on commissioning responsibilities for local health services.
As commissioners of local health services, a CCG is responsible for planning the right services to meet the needs of local people, buying local health services including community health care and hospital services, and checking that the services are delivering the best possible care and treatment for those who need them.
A CCG has to work within a local budget from the NHS for local health services and work closely with other NHS colleagues and local authorities to ensure local people are receiving the best possible care.
We are part of the Sussex NHS Commissioners and there is a lot of information on: West Sussex CCG