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Smart guides to engagement

A new series of guides giving practical advice to CCGs about the value of patient and public engagement is out today.

The first four in a series of 10 Smart Guides to Engagement cover the social and economic benefits, dealing with LINks and local HealthWatch, and the role of lay members and patient representatives on CCG boards. The guides have been co-produced by PPE experts from several organisations with support from the Department of Health. Domain 2 of the CCG authorisation process requires evidence of “meaningful engagement with patients, carers and communities”. The guides are available to download from NHS Networks where CCGs are also invited to leave feedback.