We work closely with the services we commission (buy) for the local community.
We attend regular involvement meetings with our providers so we can participate and talk to local people about their experiences of accessing health and social care.
All information captured at the events is reviewed and forms part of the work we do across the organisation.
Our Health Forum is represented by a Public Governor from our providers. A Public Governor is the ‘voice’ of local people within NHS Foundation Trusts and helps set the direction for the future of the hospital or community services, based on Members’ views. Public Governors are elected by their fellow Members to sit on the Council of Governors. A Council of Governors is made up of patients, public, staff and partner representatives. Read more about NHS Foundation Trusts.
Click on the links to find out more about each organisation's patient involvement and feedback channels:
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Paul Mendeika
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of community health services in Warrington.
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Jim Sinnott
North West Boroughs Healthcare delivers a range of health services across a population of more than 3.5 million people to support local communities to live life well. These include community-based physical health services, as well as mental health and learning disability services. They also deliver community and inpatient mental health services across Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan and Bolton.
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mrs Anne Robinson
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides health care services across the towns of Warrington, Runcorn (where Halton General Hospital is based), Widnes and the surrounding areas. They are responsible for a budget of around £215 million each year, manage over 4,200 staff and provide access to care for over 500,000 patients.
Healtwatch Warrington is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. You can read more about how we work with Healthwatch by viewing the Healthwatch Warrington website.
Read the feedback to the Health Forum from our provider patient representatives.
Our Local Compact for promoting a culture of mutual understanding, trust and empowerment between the sectors in Warrington is very important in helping us engage with our patients and members of the public to ensure local people have their say on the services we commission.
We are committed to working to the principles of the Local Compact. One of the key principles is to enable the Third Sector to have their say and be engaged and consulted in a meaningful way.
To promote the Compact, Warrington Voluntary Action’s Chief Executive presented at a CCG staff brief session to raise awareness of the Compact and to ensure staff knew to involve the Third Sector in all aspects of their work.
Examples of how we work with the Third Sector include:
- CCG Health Forum - Extensive work has taken place to ensure that the Health Forum is as representative as possible. It is our sounding board to discuss our work and gain patients views. Third Sector Representatives on our Health Forum include: Third Sector Network Hub, Homestart, Warrington Disability Partnership, Older People’s Forum, Warrington Parents and Carers, Speak up. View the full representatives and more information.
- Hard to reach groups - We work very closely with hard to reach Third Sector representation groups to ensure that all members of our community have the opportunity to get involved.
- Young people’s Think Tanks – Working with Warrington Voluntary Action 10 ‘Think Tank’ engagement groups have been established across Warrington to engage with young people. The Think Tanks are working with Third Sector organisations i.e. WIRED young carers, TAGS (group for LGBTQ), children in care and youth champions in schools.
- Other examples include involvement in Social Prescribing steering group, Warrington Voluntary Action chairs, Warrington’s Mental Health Partnership Board and Warrington Parents and Carers involvement in the development of the new Mental Health Support Teams within schools.
Read more about the Local Compact and Third Sector engagement.
We're working with our friends at Radio Warrington to deliver a monthly health slot. On the last Thursday of each month, we'll be live on Steve Lewis' afternoon programme focusing on all aspects of health.
You can access the year's schedule by date and topic by viewing this document.
Please note: Appearances confirmed are correct at the time of publication. The schedule is subject to change at short notice. Please see our website for the most up to date information about our radio slot.