Your health and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do, so we want to know what you think about the NHS services in your area and how we can work together to improve them.
Patient and Public Involvement
Patient Participation Group
You can also get involved by joining your local Patient Participation Group. A priority of the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group is for patients to feel heard and listened to. Patients also need the right information to manage their own health effectively.
You can get involved in your GP practice's Patient Participation Group (PPG). These groups are an opportunity to get involved in local health issues which affect you as a patient.
As a PPG member, you can find out more about changes taking place in the NHS and have your say on how you think they will impact patient care. PPGs are also a discussion forum for practices and patients to talk about issues such as improving service, and health promotion and education.
Speak to your GP practice about their PPG to get involved.
You can get involved in helping to shape local health services by visiting our feedback page. We will then add you to our emailing list so we can keep you updated on ways you can have your say, such as through local consultations and public events.
Patient Engagement Group
You can join our Patient Engagement Group. The group is a forum for patients, local people and carers to inform and influence the planning, designing and delivery of local health services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out more or to put your name forward.
Merton Healthwatch gives a voice to people in Merton who would like to have their say on how health and social care services. Find out more about Merton Healthwatch.
Merton's Expert Patient Programme
You can also get involved by becoming an expert patient. The Expert Patients Programme is a free self management course that supports people in Merton living with one or more long-term health condition. Common long-term conditions include: diabetes, back pain, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, asthma, arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The course offers a tool-kit of techniques to enable participants to manage their condition better on a daily basis, by increasing their confidence and quality of life.
For more information about PPI in Merton, please contact the Engagement Team on email@example.com
Page updated 11/12/2018