Gloucestershire Residents Invited to ‘Get Involved’ in the County’s Health & Care on Gloucestershire Day and Beyond

Get Involved in Gloucestershire is an online participation space where people can share their views, experiences and ideas about local health care and services.

The online engagement and consultation platform is now live and residents are urged to visit the site to find out about different ways to have their say.

Gloucestershire Day (#GlosDay) is a special one-day event which has been organised to publicly thank those who have gone above and beyond their normal duty in Gloucestershire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event has also created an opportunity to encourage people to celebrate their county and get involved in shaping local healthcare.

Through Get Involved in Gloucestershire, people will be able to help inform and influence the decisions local NHS organisations make.

Although you don’t have to register to participate, those who choose to register will be kept informed of all the latest developments and new opportunities to contribute.

Registering is safe, quick and easy to do.

Becky Parish, Associate Director, Engagement and Experience, NHS Gloucestershire CCG said:

“Your input will help inform and influence the decisions we make and what matters to you is really important to us.
“We’re keen to establish a dialogue with our residents and we know from what people tell us that the COVID-19 pandemic has created obstacles to communication which we want to address.

“By registering today you can become part of the Get Involved in Gloucestershire community. There will be a number of new engagement and consultation opportunities coming up during the Autumn months that people will be able to get involved with.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it essential for us to consider other ways of reaching out to local people, not just through face to face contact. This platform is a good way of enhancing and complimenting other areas of our work which may be on hold due to the necessary social distancing measures we’ve had to put in place during coronavirus.”

The registration form (one click away on the homepage) asks people to express their preferences for how communication takes place and to identify any particular areas and topics of interest.

Promotion of how to register to join is underway with an Information Bus Tour (see here for details: https://getinvolved.glos.nhs.uk/get-involved-in-gloucestershire) and social media.

Dr Jeremy Welch, Local GP and Urgent Care Lead at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“It’s really important to us that you have your say in a meaningful way.

“The online platform will be used to engage and consult with you. We want to hear your experiences and ideas about local health and care services, and the COVID-19 pandemic means that we need to explore new and accessible ways of doing this.”

To find out more and register visit: https://getinvolved.glos.nhs.uk/