Public Involvement & Engagement
We are committed to ensuring that a broad public perspective is represented through our work.
GM AHSN defines ‘public’ as being anyone who is not already actively involved within the sphere of health and social care in a professional capacity. We seek to include members of the public in shaping our work and decision making process, drawing on the examples of existing public engagement groups in this region.
We have set out our aims and objectives in more detail in a public involvement and engagement framework, which can be viewed here. This framework has been updated with input from the GM AHSN Public Experience Group (PEG).
The PEG was formed in the autumn of 2015. The group meets every month to discuss a range of topics relating to GM AHSN’s workstreams. For example:
- Public members have been actively involved in a stakeholder event about improving the identification and management of familial hypercholesterinaemia (FH)
- PEG members sat on the most recent selection panel for our Technology Innovation Challenge awards
- PEG meetings are currently focusing on DataWell and how to introduce the DataWell Exchange and Accelerator projects to the patients and the public
If you would like to learn more about our public involvement and engagement work please contact Cara Afzal, Programme Development Lead for Health and Implementation or Sarah Thew, Innovation and User Experience Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also search for #GMAHSN_Public on Twitter.
Our Vision is to listen to our public members so we can understand their perspectives on the GM AHSN work streams and provide a mechanisms for them to act to ensure that their voice is fully integrated into our work.
Our Aim is to ensure that at all levels of the GM AHSN public involvement and engagement becomes a core responsibility of all staff and public involvement and engagement environment is actively nurtured so it becomes the norm.
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