Get Involved – 2 young people projects & more

Children and Young People – their views on Primary Care services

We want to make primary care services more youth-friendly and accessible to children and young people. To help us do this we want to hear from them about their experiences.

Please do encourage any young people you know to get involved by taking our survey.

Closing date Friday 21 February 2020. 

Making Mental Health services better for young people in Dorset

We also want to make sure that the mental health services we commission for children and young people meet their needs and are accessible to them. We want to hear about their experiences – to find out what they think is good and what could make these services better.

Please do encourage any young people you know to get involved by taking our survey.

Closing date Friday 28 February 2020.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) needs patient and public representatives

The NIHR Academy welcomes applications from the general public who have experience of PPI in health and social care services and/or research and experience of participating in formal meetings. The advisory groups meet either annually or biannually. Expenses will be reimbursed for attendance and preparations of meetings.

Closing date Monday 9 March.

PPI Member Roles Advisory Groups

Are you a volunteer driver?

We’ve been working with the voluntary driving sector to help recruit drivers to their schemes. We have some free-to-order recruitment leaflets and postcards which can be adapted to include the contact telephone number of each scheme. If you’d like some to distribute at events or within your local community, please contact us at

Volunteer driving flyer

Volunteer driving postcard

Healthwatch Improving Local Cancer Support Survey

Healthwatch would like to find out more about what cancer patients, their carers and families consider to be good support, from the point of diagnosis and throughout their journey. If you would like to share your thoughts please take part in their survey.

Closing date Sunday 23 February. 

Patient Groups

Take a look – this site is brimming with ideas, best practice examples and support materials to help newly formed groups get off the ground all the way through to giving a fresh direction to well-established groups. Some of the content is based on the great work PPGs are already doing. We want to keep the site current and welcome new contributions and feedback on what’s up there already. Do let us know if it’s helpful to you and whether you’d like us to feature anything else on it. Email us at



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