Patient Involvement in Governance

Patient Involvement in Governance

Our Constitution outlines our approaches to involving patients in the business of commissioning health and care services. A range of methods and channels are used to encourage involvement from a wide cross-section of diverse local communitites. 

Patient representation at Governing Body level

The CCG’s Governing Body Lay Member for patient and public involvement (PPI) chairs the Brent Equality, Engagement and Self-care (BEES) subcommittee. This Lay Member is an active member of several other CCG committees and working groups including the Integrated Governance Committee (IGC). Another Governing Body Lay Member for QIPP and Transformation chairs the Finance, QIPP and Performance Committee, also chairing the Primary Care Commissioning Committee.   Both Lay Members co-chair the Health Partners Forum held twice annually. 

Patient Representatives on committees 

Patient representatives co-produce solutions to health and social care issues alongside clinicians and other professionals by bringing insight from their own experience of services, and of those they represent. Brent CCG has increased its patient representation on committees across the CCG. Six patient representatives were recruited in the last 12 months using an open recruitment process. Patient representatives are offered an annual stipend of £2000 per anum. 
 Lay Representatives
Brent CCG involves members of the public on procurement panels as well as steering groups and programe boards.  For example:
  • Procurement panels: GP Access Centre; 111; 
  • Steering/Delivery/Working Groups/Boards: End of Life Care, Diabetes, Integrated Care Partnership Board, Comms & Engagement Delivery Group (ICP)
Members of the public serving in these roles have access to in-house patient leader training and encouraged to access triaining, coaching and mentorship programs offered by NHS England. 
The NHS Constitution can be found here