One of the groups that I’m on is reviewing its progress to date, so I thought that might be a good opportunity to dust off and update my framework for assessing partnerships. It has 5 top level categories: Aims, results, context, capacity and process. The
V – so, what’s been happening? There wasn’t a blog last month was there; have you been away? A – yes, three weeks in Australia. M – all right for some. V – anything to report then? A – not much. One of the committees
V – Any progress on the mental health crisis review that you reported on last time? A – An update to the Health and Wellbeing Board suggested the authorities were supporting such a review. V – Good news. A – Yes, but I wanted to
V – So what’s been going on with your mental health group? Any lessons for partnership working? A – in a way, yes, but one specific aspect of it, co-production. V – and what happened in the group to generate those lessons? A – well
V – so how is the mental health work going? We haven’t heard about that for a while. A – Well, OK. Perhaps not as much happening across the strands of work as I’d ideally like and maybe the statutory bodies doing things themselves,
My mum is in hospital so I’ve witnessed the NHS at close quarters recently. I thought it worth recording some thoughts from the perspective of my interest in patient and public engagement and in co-ordination both within and between organisations. Her care has been
No meetings to report on this month, what with holidays. However, having been away, I’ve spent quite a lot of time catching up with health and wellbeing policy news. In fact too much time. It’s not really an obsession but I do feel an imperative
V – so anything you want to report on this month? A – yes, it’s come out of the mental health work, but it’s more about the nature of groups than mental health issues as such. V – OK, so where did it come from?
V – I think we’re due an update on the mental health work? A – There have been a number of positive developments but looking at the bigger picture, I’m not sure how far it’s going. V – OK, well let’s start with the positives.
I was at a meeting last week of patient and public representatives on a range of bodies like Healthwatch and patient participation groups. The aim was to see whether it was worth setting up a network of such lay members across the region to provide