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:
Take part in research:
- Participating in clinical research studies