The NHS in Gloucestershire is committed to involving patients, carers and people who use services in the planning and decision-making process (known as ‘commissioning’) about how available funds are spent to improve health.

This happens by:

Why Get Involved?

By encouraging local people to Get Involved they can have a say in how local healthcare services are planned, delivered, checked for quality and bought and paid for with public money.

How to Get Involved

There are many ways in which members of the public, patients and the carers can Get Involved to shape local health services.

These include:

  • joining a patient, user or carer group at a local hospital or GP practice or wherever patients receive a service
  • becoming a patient representative on a specific service working group e.g. Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease
  • joining the Local Involvement Network (LINk) or a local Community Group Gloucestershire LINk
  • become a volunteer in a local hospital or clinic
  • completing a survey to tell us your views
  • commenting on public consultations

If you would like to know more about how you can Get Involved, please use the form below or the contact details in the right hand column.