We have all experienced, or are currently experiencing, or, being service users, carers or patients, and sometimes all of these.
We are all volunteers who are driven by our values and principles, chiefly of confidentiality and trust, to do what we can to improve the quality of services that we, and others, receive now and in the future. We know, for example, that many people in care homes, both residents, relatives and the staff themselves at times, and some supported as individuals in the community, seldom have a significant voice and we aspire to assisting them.
We seek to achieve our aims by listening to our members’ views and collaborating with the organisations they represent, and by using what we hear in our extensive networks, to help articulate and influence the shape and quality of services.
We ensure that we do not share any confidential information from other organisations.
Our members will respond to calls for advice and guidance and support from individuals and organisations. Safeguarding issues will have to be referred to the appropriate bodies but support will be given.
Integrated care – public engagement roadshows taking place this Autumn
Using mobile devices to consult with a GP?! Please go to our blog page and give your views
An AHSN sponsored project seeking to save patients and GPs time using pharmacists' expertise and a test machine
Push Doctor has received a 'good rating' from the CQC.
Our 3rd conference look at the latest developments, best practice and emerging issues, using a range of speakers. The conference should appeal to all those who are working in social care and health, and the related voluntary sector.