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Working with local partners

 

It has never been more important to work with partners and we have a strong track record of having effective partnerships on our engagement work.  We work very closely with:

  • BVSC and local voluntary sector organisations
  • Healthwatch Bexley

Hear from our partners:

 

Bexley Voluntary Service Council (BVSC)                                    

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BVSC the local Voluntary and Community Sector and Bexey CCG work in partnership to meet the needs of local residents. This partnership work is varied and ever growing and ranges from co-designing and improving services by representing the voice of the patient to the development of Alliances.

 

The CCG and the Voluntary and Community Sector also work together to provide services and support to people in the borough ranging from Social Prescribing to services for older people, carers, mental health services and people with disabilities.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about the local Voluntary and Community sector please visit the BVSC Community Directory here (https://bvsc.co.uk/directory) or contact Vikki Wilkinson 01322 524682

 

Vikki Wilkinson, Bexley Voluntary Services Council (BVSC)

 

Healthwatch Bexley  

 

Healthwatch Bexley

Healthwatch Bexley has supported Bexley CCG by carrying out an audit of local GP Patient Participation Groups (PPG) and helping to promote the CCG Mystery Shopper scheme.

 

Healthwatch talked to residents in local libraries and community groups, listening to their views on health services and encouraged them to become part of the CCG Mystery Shopper scheme. As a result of these engagements the number of local residents registered as Mystery Shoppers increased significantly.

 

Healthwatch visited all 24 GP practices in Bexley Borough, speaking to both the Practice Manager and Chair of the Patient Participation Group, to explore what was working well or not working. This enabled us to identify barriers to GP Practices having an effective Patient Participation Group. A report was produce based on the findings and recommendations made for the CCG and Practices.

 

Healthwatch are delighted to have been part of this audit and we are grateful to Bexley CCG for providing us with the opportunity to be involved. The audit also helped in raising awareness of Healthwatch within primary care and helped us to build on our existing relationships with Practices.

 

Jayne Garfield-Field, Manager, Healthwatch Bexley

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