Engaging People is a group of local voluntary and community organisations who reach out to local communities and listen to their views. They work on behalf of our CCG to talk to people about the projects that we are working on.
Some of their work is about supporting the other ways that we engage with people and get feedback. Engaging People help groups like the patient participation group (PPG) network and the Women’s Health Network. Engaging People also give us feedback from the public which goes into our Grassroots system.
For more information about the work that Engaging People do and the projects they work on, visit the CNet website (opens in a new window).
The partnership includes local organisations CNet, HALE, BTM and Healthwatch Bradford and District.
Over the last couple of years, the Engaging People team have spoken to people across Bradford district and Craven about a number of our key priorities, you can read about these projects below.
The self-care project was about people’s awareness and understanding of self-care and their experiences of putting self-care into practice.
You can read about the outcomes of the self-care in the project report here.
Stop smoking services for pregnant women
Stop smoking services for pregnant women was a project about how stop smoking services can support pregnant women. It also looked at why pregnant women who do smoke might not access services.
You can read about the outcomes of the stop smoking services for pregnant women in the project here.
Out of hospital services based in the community
The out of hospital services based in the community project focused on the awareness, understanding and experiences that people have of these services.
You can read more about the out of hospital services based in the community project in the report here.
Over the counter medication
Between December 2017 and March 2018, NHS England ran a consultation, a conversation with the public, on reducing routine prescription of medication for minor and short term conditions, where there is an over the counter (OTC) treatment available.
NHS England published a consultation report which is available on their website (opens in a new window). They also produced guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups which is available on the NHS England website (opens in a new window).
We wanted to consider how to implement this guidance in Bradford district and Craven so we asked Engaging People to find out the views of local people.
The over the counter medication report for Bradford and district is available to read on the NHS England website here (opens in a new window). The over the counter medication report for Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven is available to read here on the NHS England website here (opens in a new window here).
Domestic violence and sexual violence
In summer 2018, we asked Engaging People to find out views and experiences which could help us develop services for supporting people through domestic violence and sexual violence.
The work looked at six key areas,:
- who do people talk to about domestic violence and/or sexual violence?
- what are the priorities of people when they seek support?
- what is missing from the support currently offered?
- what could be done earlier to prevent domestic violence and/or sexual violence?
- what is going on in our communities which might contribute to the problem?
- what’s most important to people experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual violence?
Engaging People teams worked through community groups and organisations working with people who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.
You can read the domestic violence and sexual violence report here.