Introduction to Birmingham LINk

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Introduction to the Birmingham LINk (Local Involvement Network) by Janet Deakin. Janet presented these slides at a patient and public engagement event at Birmingham City Football Club, hosted by BVSC and Birmingham LINk, 4th October 2012.

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Introduction to Birmingham LINk

  1. 1. Introduction to LINk Janis DeakinMember of Birmingham LINk and Member of the Strategy Group
  2. 2. The presentation will cover:• What LINk is set up to do• Why we’re here today• How LINk currently works in Birmingham, and what the transition looks like• Where to go to find out more about us
  3. 3. What LINk was set up to do To promote and support the involvement of people in the commissioning, provision and scrutiny of local health and social care services. To get the views of people about their needs for, and experiences of, health and social care services, and make those views known to those responsible. To enable people to monitor and review the commissioning and provision of health and care services. To make reports and recommendations about how health and care services could, or should, be improved.
  4. 4. Why we’re here todayImportant period of transition for engagement.Ownership of health service – it is our NHS.Working together – partnership approach.Vehicles for participation and learning.Keeping up to date with changes.Need to work out where the patient voice fits.
  5. 5. How LINk currently works in Birmingham, andwhat the transition looks like. Strategy Group oversees the LINk strategically and supports the LINk’s Work Plan. Action Groups – geographic and thematic leading on individual Work Plans. BEN Action Group Needs of this area, e.g. TB Awareness Hospital discharge planning Works with partners such as Birmingham and Solihull NHS Cluster.
  6. 6. Birmingham HealthWatch The consultation closed mid September Views and feedback currently being analysed Nearly 1,000 responses The consultation will feed into how Birmingham Healthwatch will be formed and structured
  7. 7. How might you become involved with LINk now? Come and talk to LINk members and staff at the end of the session!

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