Influencing commissioning is for anyone who has an interest in how services are planned and commissioned and how the public can all be involved in this. This training programme has been written to bring together patients, carers and health professionals.
The training has been designed to help these audiences to get involved in influencing commissioning, and to help them help others get involved. It was also help to develop the understanding of how Healthwatch can influence commissioning.
This training session was held in Doncaster. The group was made up of health professionals and service users. Some of these service users were new to user involvement others are members of LINk. The group met over four half days to allow access for everyone.