OK, perhaps it’s more ‘aspects of engagement to think about and do your best to follow the good practice of when producing your Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), so as to make the exercise as effective and worthwhile as possible, within the limited resources
V – so what’s new this month? A – the thing that struck me was the number of meetings that were a waste of time or not as effective as they could be. M – Oh same old, same old. If only the rest of
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 – 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,
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
V – So, where are you with the mental health work? A – not much to report. Just a couple of small things. I was re-reading some previous blogs and there is progress on some issues I mentioned before. V – which are? A –