If we are to achieve our aim of making sure that everyone in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre has the very best health services possible, we need to make sure we talk to and work closely with as many people as possible.
The NHS belongs to us all. Because of this, we want to make it easier for you to get involved to help shape services. We need to know what is important to you and what services you need. We want to involve local people in our decision-making. This will help to make sure that you get the health service you deserve. At the end of the day it is your health service, so who better to decide how it should look and work? There are many ways you can get involved, from simply providing feedback on what you think about our website to attending our governing body meetings or joining a patient participation group (PPG). Whatever your interest, we always welcome your views.
Influence membership scheme
As an Influence member, you will be kept up to date with what’s going on at the CCGs as well as having the chance to share your views on the healthcare provided in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and act as a health champion in your community. Find out more and sign up here.
Patient Participation Groups
PPGs are a forum for patients to communicate with their GP practice and offer patients the opportunity to put forward their views and suggestions. They meet regularly to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the surgery to its patients. Find out more and how you can get involved here.
Patient Cancer Care Improvement Group
The Patient Cancer Care Improvement group contains people who have been affected by cancer and volunteer their time and experiences to improve cancer care on the Fylde Coast. The group meets bi-monthly and is chaired by a group member. Find out more and how you can get involved here.
Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement Group
The Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement (PPEI) Group is an advisory body which supports both CCGs in ensuring the voice of Fylde Coast people is at the heart of NHS decision-making. Find out more here.