About our Public Engagement
Public engagement and public involvement are central to the work of Connected Health Cities (CHC).
Our public engagement
Public engagement and public involvement are central to the work of Connected Health Cities (CHC). By this, we mean that we will be setting up multiple ways that we can:
- inform our citizens in the North of England about what we are doing
- consult with our citizens about what we could and should be doing
- work together with our citizens to deliver our objectives
What we are currently doing
You can find publicly accessible summaries of our planned work to improve care pathways in the four CHCs here. When we know about the results of this work, we will publish them openly on the website.
In November 2016 we ran two citizens juries to learn more about what citizens think about CHC, and how it plans to analyse data. We wanted to explain more about the project and understand whether you think that the uses that we plan to make of patient records are acceptable. A four-day citizens’ jury gives you the time to understand, and to think carefully about, what we are doing. See here for the full results and views of the public representatives taking part.
Each CHC will have a forum made up of ordinary citizens from their area. These forums will provide advice and guidance to the CHC staff on the work that they are doing. We will be advertising the recruitment for these widely over the coming months.
We are planning more activities over the coming months and we will advertise them widely, so watch this space.