For more than two years, SLCVSP has been working in an ever-strengthening partnership with South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU).
If you’ve not come across them before, Commissioning Support Units provide behind the scene, back office services to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU) works with many of the CCGs in London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and further afield.
SLCVSP worked with SECSU to secure resources from NHS England to help CCGs get better at putting Patients in Control and Patient and Public Participation. For us, this was a not-to-be-missed opportunity to promote how CVSs and the local voluntary sector can support CCGs. We therefore collected the following case studies and turned some of them into engaging videos, see below to deliver Masterclasses for CCG commissioners. To find out how we made our videos, see tech support. To see all of the resources developed by SECSU through the programme, see their website pages on Transforming Participation.Visit our impact pages to discover the difference we made.
Involving carers and service users in the Commissioning Cycle
The CCG and Local Authority jointly commission Richmond CVS to provide support to carers and service users to be directly involved in commissioning of services including the procurement process. Carers, the project worker and a Commissioner describe their experiences, the value and the challenges of the programme.
Strengthening the voice of patients so they’re influencing CCG top-level commissioning
Sutton CCG commission their local Healthwatch to support GP surgeries to establish well functioning Patient Participation Groups. They have also established a borough-wide group to work with the CCG to set its commissioning intentions. In this video, patients, the Healthwatch Project Worker and the CCG detail the successes and challenges.
Working with the community for better commissioning
How Asset Based Community Development works in Croydon and the benefits it's having on the health agenda. Features the voices of staff from Croydon Voluntary Action and local residents who have become Community Connector volunteers.
Improving the health outcomes for some of those most at risk of isolation
This video uses two projects to highlight ways in which some of those most at risk of isolation are supported to achieve better health outcomes. You will hear from volunteers, a project worker and Public Health commissioner in Redbridge who are dispelling myths about tuberculosis. The second project supports extremely isolated and vulnerable mums through their pregnancy, birth and immediately after.
Engaging BME communities in self-management of care
This video draws on interviews from voluntary sector projects in Redbridge and Tower Hamlets together with the respective commissioners from the CCG and Public Health. The interviewees detail the challenges and their approaches to developing the solutions that encourage better self-management across a wide diversity of communities.
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