The various bodies of the NHS can seem remote to patients. We want to ensure that patients have a say in how the NHS is managed.

The independent Commission should consider:

  • How to strengthen patient input, as well as service user, and professional input on CCG’s, Healthwatch, NHS England, and HSCIC (which decides on patient's data being shared outside the NHS)
  • How to ensure greater accountability of organisations, such as CCG’s, to the public they serve.

  • Enhancing the voice of service users and mental health professionals on CCG’s. This is important as we need to reduce the barriers between physical and mental healthcare, especially when deciding what to fund.