Brent Patient Voice: the story so far

At Brent Patient Voice’s first AGM on 19th April 2016 Interim Chair Robin Sharp CB presented an overview of the Group’s activities since it was founded in November 2014. This is his annual report to members: “Some members of the disbanded Equality, Diversity and Engagement (EDEN) Committee of the Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), including some Chairs of the Locality Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and…

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Spending your money in 2016/2017: what BPV understands

In their main budget meeting on 6th April, open to observers from the public including BPV, Brent CCG Governing Body nodded through the 2016/17 draft budget of £430.4 million (3.05% increase on 2015/16) with a projected underlying surplus of £3.1 million without any challenge or vigorous questions at the meeting about how the budget pie should be divided up between clinical needs. The budget was…

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Question time at Chaplin Road

BPV representatives attended the Brent CCG Governing Body budget pre-meeting question time for the public on 6th April 2016. We are allowed to submit questions relating to agenda items 48 hours before the meeting. There are usually about 2 to 3 working days to study the papers before we put questions in. This task is not everyone’s idea of fun, but we think someone should…

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Cardiology Clinic Update at 15th April: patient rep no longer wanted

Brent Patient Voice has been closely monitoring the introduction of the new NHS Brent Community Cardiology Service commissioned by Brent Clinical Commissioning Group and provided by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at Willesden and Wembley Centres for Health and Care. This is an up-date on our 3 earlier reports. In September 2015 Brent CCG invited BPV Steering Group member Peter Latham to be…

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