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Join our Patient and Community Engagement Group

Patient and Community Engagement Group

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to involving patients and the public at every stage of the commissioning process, starting with planning and strategy development, to help ensure that we design health services that meet the needs of local people.

We collect feedback from our health service providers in a number of ways. One of those is though our Patient and Community Engagement Group (PCEG) which improves our links with Leicester’s community groups.

The PCEG has approximately fifteen members, who represent community organisations and patient groups, and it provides a forum to ensure that the voice of the collective population can influence the CCG’s decision making process. The group works with the CCG to bring forward a wealth of patient experience and knowledge, empowering communities to have a say and encouraging their voices to be heard.

The PCEG advises on:

  • The timely involvement of local people in the early development of local health services
  • Effective working with Leicester’s community and voluntary organisations and networks, in order to facilitate patient and public involvement

The PCEG also monitors and reports back on issues relating to patient feedback, supporting and advising the governing body with all matters relating to the effective involvement of local people.

Three times a year the CCG holds a wider Patient Community Engagement Workshop to engage with more people; to discuss topics which are of interest locally. The first workshop  was held on the 19th March 2019.

You can read the outcomes reports from the workshops here:

PCEG workshop 19th March Outcomes Report

PCEG Workshop June 2019 Outcomes Report

PCEG Workshop December 2019 Outcomes Report

We are always looking for new members of PCEG, whether to attend the bi-monthly meeting or to take part in our workshops.

We will send you invitations to free training opportunities on public involvement activities.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Jo Ryder, Head of Engagement and Experience, on 0116 2951123 or email: joanne.ryder@leicestercityccg.nhs.uk

Training opportunities:

Get involved. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invite people to apply for the role of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Representative with NIHR Academy Advisory Groups. For more information and how to apply click hereApplications close 5pm Monday 9 March 2020.
Get involved.  The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) are recruiting a Lay Chair to represent its Patient and Carer Network (PCN). Term 3 years and includes a £4,000 honorarium plus expenses. Closing date for CVs and covering letters 28 February 2020. Interviews in London on Thursday 12 March 2020. 
Get Involved. The NIHR Co-ordinating Centres are recruiting public members to join a number of national and regional committees that prioritise and recommend health and social care research applications for funding. Application deadline is 1pm Monday 16 March 2020.
Attend Co-Production: Teasing Out The Tensions Event on Wednesday 26 February 2020, 10.00AM – 4.00PM in London. Cost £45.00. It’s for funders, sponsors, health and social care researchers, community, charity and voluntary organisations and for the public to understand more about co-production.

PCEG’s achievements

You can read about PCEG’s achievements here:

PCEG Achievements 2019

PCEG Achievements 2018

PCEG Achievements 2017

More information and frequently asked questions:


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