Partner organisations remain responsible for involving their local communities, people who use our services, the public, staff and clinicians in their plans and decision-making. However, as a partnership, we want to do more together to involve people in our work.
We have established an STP Engagement and Equalities Steering Group, to help us develop and test our engagement plans. Membership includes public and patient representatives, lay members, the voluntary and community sector and Healthwatch. The group will help to ensure that engagement plans meet the needs of local communities, hard to reach groups and those who experience health inequalities.