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 Engagement Hub supports the NHS in Leeds to work together and improve opportunities for local people to get involved in engagement activities.
Upcoming Training Sessions, September – November 2019
We’re pleased to confirm that we will be running a number of training sessions later on in the year. These training sessions are listed below. To book onto a training session or to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 843 5470
|1. Being an Effective Public Volunteer||Thursday 10 October 2019||1:30pm – 4:30pm||This session will look at why public champions are essential in the development of local health services. We will outline the roles of the public champion and explore how they can influence service change.|
|2. Knowing Your Community||Wednesday 25 September 2019||10am – 12:30pm||This session will look at the importance of equality and diversity in health and social care. We will look at national and local guidance which drives this work and analyse best practice. We will also look at how public champions can support the CCG to engage with seldom
|3. Introducing the NHS||Friday 22 November 2019||10am – 12:30pm||This session will look at the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS organisations and patients. We will explore the new NHS landscape and look at how NHS organisations are structured locally. We will also look at national drivers for change including
government policies and the rising demand for health and social care.
|5. Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)||Wednesday 23 October 2019||9:30am – 12:30pm||This session will explore the role of patient participation groups. Participants will look at the changing role of GP practices and examine the challenges they face and the opportunities they present. They will explore how members can work with staff to develop services and examine good practice from other areas of the country.|
|6. Co-Production||Monday 16 September 2019||9:30am – 12:30pm||This session will define co-producing and explore its potential in health and social care commissioning. We will look at examples in practice and explore in detail the elements of codesign, co-decision making, co-delivery and co-evaluation.|
|Please note: All training sessions above will take place at the Old Fire Station, Gipton (LS9 6NL)|
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. You can see slides from our previous sessions in the ‘downloads’ section below.
During the beginning of 2019, we put all our training and peer support on hold while we reviewed the Engagement Hub and spoke with our partners about the future of the programme. During January and February 2019 we held an engagement to understand people’s views on the Engagement Hub. 62 people shared their views and you can read the report below. We have shared the findings with the People’s Voices Group (PVG) in Leeds (a group of health and social care organisations in Leeds that are involved in engaging the public). The group are keen to continue and develop the programme and the PVG is in the process of setting up a small steering group to develop a plan.
You can view the evaluation report and the PVG presentation slides below, as well as previous training calendars and training slides.