Share your views and experiences
We want to make it easy for you to get involved and give us your views. That is why we use lots of different ways for local people to tell us what they think about our plans for local health services.
This could be through an online survey, coming to speak about a health issue to a local group, inviting local people and patients to attend meetings, or starting a discussion on twitter.
We call this Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).
Share your views and experiences
Help us to improve the quality of healthcare in Bristol simply by sharing your views and experiences of local health services.
Sexual Health Matters
This consultation asked the public for their views about sexual health services in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
The consultation is now closed and you can read the full report on the Sexual Health Matters website.
Cancer Survivorship Pathway
Find out more about the launch:
Children's Community Health Services
Local people are being asked for their views to help shape the future of children’s community health services in Bristol.
Adult Community Health Services
You can get involved in helping us to commission excellent adult community health services by completing a short anonymous survey.
More ways to get involved
Other ways you can influence improvements in local health services include:
- Attending our governing body meetings held each month in public
- Following us on Twitter – we’ll inform you of new public consultations and ways of getting involved
- have your say on developments to health services in Bristol. See the 'Services in development' for the public consultations we’re now running. We welcome your comments and involvement
- Share your story (good or bad) using the online form:
People in Health West of England (PHWE)
This is a new initiative promoting innovative and effective public involvement in research and evidence-based service improvement.
People in Health West of England promotes public involvement amongst professionals and members of the public through invovlement opportunities, training, events and news.
Share your story with INVOLVE
INVOLVE are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. It is one of the few government funded programmes of its kind in the world.
Fnd out how you can get involved in health research.
Watch this animation "This is my story" from Tom Grew, a representative for teenagers and young adults with cancer, about how he got involved with patient participation and research.
Tom joined the INVOLVE advisory group as somebody who had experienced ill health at a young age and then got involved in health research as a result.
How do we make decisions about health services?
Our commissioning plans and priorities are informed by our work with Bristol City Council and other local and national organisations through Bristol’s Health and Wellbeing Board.
The board is responsible for producing the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which sets out priorities for health and social care across the city.
It addresses demographic, health and social care trends and inequalities identified by means of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
If you want to know more about how the NHS works to involve people read 'Transforming participation in health and care' (included below).
Guidance on submitting petitions to NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioing Group (CCG)
- Petitions concerning the activities of Bristol CCG should be submitted for the attention of the Chair, NHS Bristol CCG, South Plaza, Bristol BS1 3NX.
- There is no provision for petitions to be accepted by the Chair in person.
- All photographic or other media opportunities associated with the submission of a petition may be politely declined by the CCG.
- Any petitions received as part of a formal public consultation will be formally recorded and analysed as part of the response to that formal consultation.
- Any petition submitted to the CCG will be formally acknowledged and recorded as received at the next appropriate Governing Body meeting.
- An acknowledgement of receipt will be placed on our website.