What are public consultations?

Public consultations give patients and local people a unique opportunity to use their voice to influence and shape the decision-making process around new and existing healthcare services in Swindon and Shrivenham.

Feedback from the public through consultations provides the CCG with valuable insight into its local community, which can then be used to help commission services that meet the needs of the population. 

All consultations carried out by Swindon CCG are done so openly and transparently, and in a way that makes the process accessible to all people.


What is engagement?

Engagement is the ongoing process of developing relationships with local people, so that their voices, thoughts, feelings and opinions can be heard and included as part the CCG's commissioning plans. 

The term engagement can also be used to describe any activity in which patients and members of the public are asked to give feedback on a specific topic. 


Current consultations  

Working with colleagues at the CCGs in Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire, Swindon CCG is encouraging local people to have their say on proposals to change maternity services in the local area. 

Find out more about these plans, as well as how to take part in the consultation, by visiting www.transformingmaternity.org.uk

Patients and local people have until Sunday 24 February 2019 to submit their views, either in writing or by completing the online survey.


Current engagement

Check back for details of current engagement activities.