Patient & Public Involvement
Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is about working together so that everyone benefits from improved healthcare. It means putting patients at the centre of all we do in the health service. This includes involving patients and the public in:
- Sharing ideas and experiences
- Identifying what you want from services
- Making sure you understand our plans, and why services need to be changed so that you know how we make the best of our resources
Why is PPI important to us?
NHS Kirklees is working hard to include local people in shaping local health services. We want to do this because it helps us to make sure we are constantly improving our services in a way that meets your needs. So, it's really important for us to hear your comments, ideas and suggestions about ways in which we can make services better.
How can you get involved?
- By post through questionnaires and surveys
- Through public consultation events
- By joining the readers panel
- By joining the Local Involvement Network (LINk)
- By filling in a comments card card available here or or within your local community at GP surgeries, pharmacies and libraries
- By becoming a volunteer for NHS Kirklees
- By participating in a focus group
- By posting comments about your experiences of local healthcare services on the Patient Opinion and NHS Choices websites.
Get involved, share your views
There are various ways that you can express your interest in getting involved. Either download this form and post it to us or click here to fill the form in online. Alternatively, you can feed your thoughts back by filling in the downloadable comments card and sending it back to us in the post.
PPI Annual Report 2010/11
Please click here for the PPI Annual Report for 2010/11
Telephone: 01484 464024 or 01484 464025
Write to: Patient and Public Involvement, NHS Kirklees, Broad Lea House, Bradley Business Park, Dyson Wood Way, Bradley, Huddersfield, HD2 1GZ