The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is committed to ensuring that the patient-public voice is at the centre of shaping our health services, both now and in the future. The five-year Public Participation Plan outlines how we are going to develop community engagement within the Trust and embed involvement in the work that we do. The Plan will outline how we will work with our people in the clinical Divisions to engage and involve our communities in a timely and meaningful way. The Plan outlines how we will engage with our local communities. We want to build greater public confidence, trust and understanding by listening and being responsive to the needs of our local communities.
Over the past year we have developed our Public Participation Plan by engaging with our public and our workforce through a wide range of activities including holding focus groups, an online survey and an online conversation (through the Make a Difference Platform). We have held stakeholder events throughout the year to sense check and review the feedback we have received from our public and workforce and the final draft was reviewed at Senior Leadership Committee, as well as by our external partners (such as both Healthwatches, CHC and patient groups). Please see the presentation below which summarises the work carried out to develop the plan, as well as the key themes that came out of our engagement work.
The draft Public Participation Plan has been submitted to our Trust Board for approval (October 2021) and will be available online once it has been approved.
Click below to view the August 2021 Public Participation Plan Stakeholder Event Presentation