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NHS England awards community grants


28 October 2015

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NHS England has awarded 11 community grants to community groups they recognise are “leading the way” in involving patients and the public in shaping healthcare services.

The Celebrating Participation in Healthcare grants, totalling £10,000, are for community groups, to organisations that are leading the way in involving patients and the public in healthcare projects.

NHS England has awarded 11 community grants to community groups they recognise are “leading the way” in involving patients and the public in shaping healthcare services.

The Celebrating Participation in Healthcare grants, totalling £10,000, are for community groups, to organisations that are leading the way in involving patients and the public in healthcare projects.

One such project is St George’s Crypt in Leeds, which focuses on engaging with homeless communities and showed how benefitting from the expertise of strategic partners can bring about person-led well evidenced service improvements.

Another group that was recognised was Healthwatch Brighton & Hove and the Jaffa Panel (Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust), where patients and the public help shape and design NHS health research.

The groups will use their funding to develop a range of promotional resources to highlight the work they have done, such as short films and books.

The new resources that are developed will be shared through NHS England’s website and local and national networks. They will help health and voluntary sector organisations from across England to learn from this successful engagement work and put their own projects in place.

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