MAC Partners have been active in Wandsworth in a range of patient and public involvement and engagement activities since 2001 when Valerie Moore and Andrew Craig worked with Wandsworth Council, the local NHS (Balham, Tooting and Wandsworth Primary Care Group) and Wandsworth 3rd sector bodies to create and evaluate the “Stronger Voice in Health” training resource (see below) for the National Consumer Council (now part of Consumer Focus).
As the NHS moves through continuing and often disruptive change, there the local memory of PPI activity – both successful and less successful – will be lost. Organisations close, new ones spring up, key individuals move, everyone is an “interim manager”, documents are lost. “Organisational memory” is an early casualty. The new Clinical Commissioning Group and Local Healthwatch need good memories about PPI most of all and it is for them that we have created this Wandsworth Memory Bank.
MAC has created this archive reflecting things we have been active in. It doesn’t claim to be comprehensive – even impartial – but we do think it is worth preserving and transmitting to others for the future.
Here is a list of what you will find in the archive in chronological order.
“Stronger Voice in Health” report July 2001. Collaborative project between Wandsworth Council and Balham, Tooting and Wandsworth Primary Care Group, Wandsworth 3rd setor organisations and National Consumer Council
“Pathway to a Wandsworth Pilot Patients Forum” report on training of potential members for Wandsworth Community Health Council (CHC) May 2002
“Building Capacity for Pilot Patients Forums” a report about the experience of recruiters and recruited, including the PPIF in Wandsworth. November 2002
“Wandsworth Public Involvement Summit” report – a fitting reminder of the excellent work undertaken by Wandsworth Community Health Council even in its closing months. 2003
“ICAS Pilots – Benchmarking and Learning Report” January 2003 included ICAS [Independent Complaints Advocacy Service] pilot in Wandsworth
“Joint Wandsworth Patient and Public Involvement Forums” report January, 2005
“Managing Patient Experience and Expectations” workshop for primary care clinicians in Wandsworth South Locality, December 2005
Reports on lay issues from meetings of the Professional Executive Committee (PEC) of NHS Wandsworth (PCT)
Compiled after each PEC meeting by Andrew Craig, PEC Lay Member 2002 – 2011. Select by year below. Zip files contain PDFs of all meetings attended each year.
We hope you find these useful.