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The Patient Network allows you to get involved with, and influence, decisions about local health services. The network also provides an opportunity for patient groups to share good practice and support each other’s development.

The Patient Network members are involved in a wide range of activities including: setting up groups to focus on specific topics of interest; creating newsletters; attending local events; and organising activity within GP practices. 

The Patient Network meets on a regular basis with the aim of listening to the community and sharing key health information. It's also a good chance to learn about what is happening in other practices and groups. 

All the upcoming Patient Network meetings can be found in our events calendar. You don't need to be an existing member of the network to attend. Just turn up and see what the group is all about. 

Training for Patient Networks

Our CCG are committed to developing high quality services that meet the needs of our local population. We are working in partnership with Community Action Bradford and District (CABAD) to provide training to our Patient Network and patient participation groups.

Our aim is to make these groups more effective at providing the feedback we need to better develop quality services and create a system that meets our communities' needs.

Five training workshops have been created in partnership with patient participation group (PPG) members and the voluntary and community sector (VCS), to respond to what people told us they needed:

  1. what are PPGs all about?
  2. understanding your local NHS
  3. community partnerships
  4. engagement – what do we really mean?
  5. knowing your community
  6. social media.

More information about the training sessions can be found in the following documents:

Annual Patient Network celebration event 

An annual Patient Network celebration even took place on November 2018 at the Carlisle Business Centre; developed in partnership with our CCG and the Bradford Patient Network.

The celebration event, as in previous years, was a huge success with more than 70 people attending. Approximately three quarters of the attendees (who completed the evaluation form) said the event was excellent or good.

The aim of the event was to celebrate how patients and the public make a difference to primary care. It also provided an excellent opportunity for the two Bradford CCGs to discuss some important current topics with its patients, including:

Minutes from previous Patient Network meetings:

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Training for patient networks

Our CCGs are working in partnership with Community Action Bradford and District (CABAD) to provide training to the Patient Network, PPGs and GP practice volunteers to help them become more effective so that they can help to develop quality services.

The training will be on the following six topics:
1. PPGs – What they’re all about
2. NHS – Your local NHS
3. Community Partnerships
4. Engagement – what do we really mean?
5. Knowing your community
6. Social Media

The training is suitable for:

More information and training dates:

Find more ways to get involved here.

Take part in our engagement activities and consultations here.

Discover more details on what engagement work we are doing here.

Or find out how you are also helping us make a difference to improve health services here.