The NHS Revalidation Support Team (RST) is inviting local patient and public involvement (PPI) leads, Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) leads and lay representatives to complete a national survey on local patient and public involvement in the appraisal and governance of doctors. Read more at: http://www.revalidationsupport.nhs.uk/news_media/news-article.php?id=39
NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) set out the next steps to raise public awareness about care.data – a programme that will use information to improve the safety and care of patients. Read more at: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2013/10/16/care-data/
A news article discussing the publishing of a local “report containing research findings to support services working with children, young people and families to improve outcomes regarding emotional health and wellbeing” Read the news item here: http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Towcester/NN12/News/Local-News/259960-Northants-Commissioners-Publish-Children-And-Young-Peoples-Survey There is an email address to use if you want to see the full report.
Department of Health is inviting people to give their views about dementia research in the run-up to the G8 dementia summit on 11 December. Read more at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/g8-dementia-summit-have-your-say-on-improving-dementia-research
NHS England has published guidance for commissioners on individual and public participation. Transforming Participation in Health and Care is intended to be accessible and user friendly and is published as an interactive PDF on the NHS England website. It includes case studies, tools and links to other user resources.