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Past and ongoing projects
Our commitment to patient and public engagement
We know that good communication and engagement leads to the delivery of high quality health services. Our success in improving health outcomes relies on our ability to look outward and on including local people in conversations.
The CCG has both internal and external audiences, sometimes referred to as stakeholders. By definition our audiences are any person, group or organisation that affects, or can be affected by, our actions.
They include all those within the new involvement and engagement network, localities and the CCPs and others such as HealthWatch Dorset, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Health Overview and Scrutiny Committees, local authorities, providers (both NHS and private), voluntary organisations, the NHS England and MPs.
The CCG already has relationships with a large number of audiences. Developing and maintaining relationships with all of them and exploring opportunities for collaborative working, underpins the effectiveness of our engagement plans.
Consultation Principles – developed in line with national guidance, with the Patient (Carer) and Public Engagement Group (PPEG) 2016.