Patient and Public Engagement V2


In a nutshell: Many of our live projects require input from patients and the public now.  Opportunities to get involved range from  joining working groups, completing surveys, attending focus groups or commenting on our plans.  


Help lead our work

We are currently identifying a small number of patient and public champions, with knowledge of patients’ needs across the region, who can help us to plan and monitor how we engage and involve patients and the public in our work. This work is being conducted as part of the Kings Fund ‘Leading collaboratively with patients and communities’ programme.

We have summarised current opportunities below and will seek to provide expenses for travel and other requirements, as appropriate. If you would like to find out more, please contact Claire Marsh.

Live Project and Current Opportunities

Healthy Ageing

How can we improve health services for older people? We are trying to find out how the health service can help older people remain healthier, independent and living at home for longer, and also develop some tools to help.

Patient Flow and Delayed Discharge

We have been working with NHS Trusts in Yorkshire and the Humber to identify problems that can cause delays in discharging patients from hospital. We want to hear about your experience of discharge from hospital.

Patient Safety in Hospitals - The Safety Huddles Project

How can ward staff improve team communication about the safety of their patients? 3 Trusts are involved in a 2 year project to help ward staff, as a team, implement a daily discussion, called a ‘HUDDLE’, to keep patients safe.

Medicines Safety

How can we ensure the safest processes for prescribing medicines? We are working with GP practices and community pharmacies to find ways to get even better at preventing mistakes in prescribing and avoid unnecessary side effects from medications.


Patient Voice

The AHSN Improvement Academy is using an innovative method of capturing the 'voice of patients' in improving the safety of their healthcare. Read about the PRASE (Patient Reporting and Action for a Safe Environment) tool here.