There are a range of different ways we talk to and work with our local communities.
Here are the different ways we seek the views, opinions and input into the work that we do.
If you want to get involved, please visit our ways to get involved section of the website.
You can find out how you can take part in our engagement activities and consultations here.
You are also helping us make a difference to improve the way health services are created and delivered. Find out how here.
Listening to people's experience through grass roots
People share stories and feedback about health and care services in many different ways, such as:
- Talking to Healthwatch
- Posting on Care Opinion
- Contacting our patient support team
- Taking part in engagement activities with the CCG or our VCS partners
Our Grass Roots system brings together all this insight to help us build a better picture of what’s working well and where improvements need to be made.
Grass Roots reports are discussed by our Joint Quality Committee to identify actions that need to be taken, and Grass Roots insight regularly informs our commissioning decisions.
For example a pattern of feedback relating to the experiences of Deaf patients has resulted in us working with Bradford Talking Media to develop awareness training for primary care staff.
The People's Board exists to challenge, support and represent a range of views from as many of the diverse communities that make up Bradford. But, best of all we are doing this directly with the decision makers, so the voice of patients and the public is heard and represented in the health services we develop and receive.
This process of working is known as co-production and this is seen as the ‘gold standard’ for public and patient involvement.
It's the job of the People’s Board to offer views gained from their members and organisations and to ensure that the right people have been consulted before a final decision is reached.
To find out more, please visit the People's Board page.
The patient and community 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. Find more on our Patient Network page.
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and practice volunteers
Every GP practice in the country now has a patient participation group (PPG) which you can get involved in. You can find more information about how to get involved with these at your GP practice. Many GP practices also have the details of their PPG on their website. You can find more inormation on our Patient participation groups (PPGs) page.
Engaging People is a voluntary and community sector (VCS) partnership project, commissioned by Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs in 2017 to carry out public and patient engagement on our behalf. Find more details about the project here.
Women's Health Network
The women's health network identifies and addresses health issues and inequalities affecting women and their families living in Bradford. The network has been set up by Bradford & District Community Empowerment Network (CNet), with support from Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs. Find out more about the Network here.
Maternity Voices Partnership
Maternity Voices Partnership brings together women and their families, commissioners and providers to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care. Find out more here.
The Involve Tracker is a key document that shows what activity has happened, next steps and the expected impact or outcomes.
It has been developed through the communications, engagement and equalities teams of Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs. For more information visit the the involve tracker page.
Working with community organisations
We work with a number of voluntary and community sector organisations across the Bradford district and Craven.
Find out more about how we work with them and how you can get involved here.