We have worked with our patients and commissioners to develop a free training package to help you get involved. The training is offered as a rolling programme so you can dip into sessions that you find interesting or helpful.
The aim of the training is to give patients and members of the public the skills and knowledge to feel more confident to get involved. The training is also open to members of staff in health and social care organisations. The sessions are designed to bring staff and patients together to learn from one another as well as providing opportunities to network and to share learning and experiences.
All of our training sessions are delivered as part of the Leeds Engagement Hub. The Leeds Engagement Hub is a partnership between the Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) and the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT). The Hub has also been supported by eMBED, an organisation who supports equality and diversity at the CCG. The Engagement Hub supports the NHS in Leeds to work together and improve opportunities for local people to get involved in engagement activities.
Over the last four years, we have developed and delivered 81 sessions of 15 different training seminars. 494 people have attended our training sessions over the last four years with 100% of attendees evaluated recommending our training sessions.
We have put all our training and peer support on hold for the next six months while we evaluate the Engagement Hub. The findings of the evaluation will be shared with the People’s Voices Group in Leeds (a group of health and social care organisations in Leeds that are involved in engaging the public). The group will consider the findings of the evaluation and will make a decision about how we move forward with the Engagement Hub in Leeds.
You can view the slides from all our current sessions below as well as previous training calendars and information.