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With all the changes currently happening in the NHS, there is a greater need than ever before for patients to participate in the planning and delivery of local services. Such a patient-centred approach has led to the development of Patient Reference Groups across County Durham and Darlington which provide both an opportunity to get involved and a platform for open and honest discussion.

Patient Reference Groups are a simple grassroots way of affecting change and involving patients in improving the health and well-being of their local community.

Patient Reference Groups can play a wide range of roles, including:

  • Communicating with the wider patient population
  • Influencing service development
  • Establishing better information systems
  • Raising funds and purchasing new equipment
  • Creating local networks
  • Helping to involve and engage minority and seldom heard communities by undertaking health promotion initiatives
  • Establishing self-help groups and supporting carers
  • Producing newsletters.

You can view or download the Minutes, Action Logs and Agendas of the Easington Patient Reference Group below:

Agenda August 2013
24 July 2013 Meeting Notes (draft minutes)
24 July 2013 Action Log

29 May 2013 Meeting (draft minutes)
26 June 2013 Action Log
20 May 2013 Consultation Document2

May 29 Meeting Agenda
April 24 Meeting Action Log [Updated]
27 March 2013 Minutes
27 March 2013 Action Log

The New NHS in 2013 and What it means for you
DDES Expenses Reimbursement Policy July 2013 [Patient and Public]
NHS DDES CCG Commissioning Intentions
TOR DDES Ambulance PRGAD Gill Findley

Directory Template
Healthwatch eBulletin No.6
Healthwatch ebulletin No.1
ICA Short Article

Home from Hospital
Home from Hospital Launch Letter
Referral Form (Initial)
Home From Hospital Pathway