Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

How to get involved

Please note that all public events are cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Listening to patients is at the heart of our work – as we know that a strong patient voice helps us make better decisions and improve local services.

We listen to patients in lots of different ways, from surveys and events to  forums and patient groups. To help us do this, we have a Patient and Public Involvement team, [LINK] who work with patients and local groups all year round.

You can get involved in lots of different ways – why not join our mailing list? Just email us or call 0191 217 2522.

You can use  Next Generation Text (NGT), which helps people with hearing and speech difficulties communicate by phone. If you need an interpreter (including BSL) to attend our events, let us know and we will arrange that for you.

Your GP patient participation group

Your GP practice patient participation group is a chance to help shape the health services that you and your family rely on.

Members  are patients from your practice who share their experiences, needs and views about local services. To find out more, contact your practice.

Patient, public and carer forum

At this forum, we listen to patients and carers – it’s a chance for everyone to share ideas and opinions with NHS decision makers. It’s a great opportunity to influence decisions about local services. Find out more on the patient, public and carer engagement forum page.

Visits to NHS services

Each year, we carry out visits to check that the quality of services is high, that services are provided safely and that patients have a good experience.

Patient representatives are part of our visit team, alongside a nurse, medical representative and other colleagues.

Having a patient as a key part of our team gives us a better insight as we listen to the views of patients and families about the care they are receiving.

Find out more on our Visits to NHS Services page.

Community Forum

Our Community Forum is for people (paid or voluntary) who work with local communities or disadvantaged groups locally.

The forum helps us identify important issues affecting our communities, and has a real influence on our commissioning and service development decisions. Find out more on the community forum page.

Involvement Forum

This group is for community and voluntary  organisations who work with service users and carers. Its brings different agencies together to share ideas and help people get involved in our work.

Any organisation that works with service users and carers is welcome. To find out more, visit the Involvement Forum page.

Join ‘My NHS’

By joining My NHS you can receive updates about our work, and hear about events or other opportunities to give your views. You can choose which areas of healthcare you’d like to hear about, and take part as much or as little as you like. Register for My NHS here.