Members required for a NHS England patient and public reference group.
Interest Area: recent experience of general practice.
Closing date for expressions of interest: 15 December 2017.
The quality of care provided by general practice is recongised as being of a high standard. However, the needs of patients’ and their expectations of General Practice are changing and at the same time, local areas are seeking to better integrate their services around patients. A quality improvement scheme currently exists that enables General Practices in England to earn additional funding, if they meet specific quality standards of care for patients with a range of common long term conditions. NHS England has agreed with the British Medical Association to review the current scheme. In particular, they want to review how the scheme could most effectively support the delivery of good quality care, from a patient perspective.
NHS England would like to include the views of patients and the public in this review and are looking to establish three reference groups in London, Bristol and Leeds. Specifically, they would like to seek views on what makes a good quality primary care experience and consider how the current scheme could change to support and recongise this further. The role on this group will involve attending a meeting in January and possibly participating in a further meeting or group telephone call in the spring. In addition, we may request additional engagement with the groups either through WebEx or telephone.
The meetings planned for January 2018 are as follows:
London - 15 January
Bristol - 18 January
Leeds - 18 January
The role offers reimbursement of reasonable expenses in line with our policy.
If you are interested in participating in one of these reference groups or would like further information please email Anisa Varsani on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 07730 380 387.