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.
On Wednesday 19 June, members from across London met at NHS England to discuss service user involvement, the current structure of the NHS and more locally across London. The participants took part in ‘every penny counts’ and ‘shopping’. This session was well attended and further sessions are to be arranged for September – Watch this space for more details.