Get involved

There are lots of ways that patients, their families and the public can get involved with an NHS Trust.  We call this 'Patient and Public Involvement.'

From sharing your experience as a patient, giving your views about service ideas - or even running as a public Governor of an NHS Foundation Trust, there are things we can all do to help the NHS run smoothly and continue to improve.

Here are some ways that patients can get involved:

Share your experience as a patient:

  • sharing your experiences of using our services through our PALS service
  • telling your experience anonymously through the Care Opinion website

Help with service development:

  • joining a focus group for a service that you are interested in
  • taking part in patient surveys run by services
  • being a patient representative on one of our working groups or Boards
  • joining our CAMHS service Participation Group (for young people in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • join our joint Mental Health Forum, run by Mind in Taunton & West Somerset

Involvement with the running of the Trust:

  • signing up as a Member of our Foundation Trust
  • Volunteering at one of our services or hospitals

Take part in research:

For more information, email myvoice@sompar.nhs.uk or sign up to our mailing list.