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How to get involved

Patients, carers and members of the public are involved in lots of different ways; helping to make a difference to services now and for the future.  Examples of ways to get involved are shown below.

Get Involved Public Forum Consultations Patient / Public Representative PPF / MCN Attend public meetings or take part in focus groups

If you are interested in getting involved, or would like to find out more, please get in touch with the Public Involvement Team or read our information booklet.

Making a difference

By getting involved, the public have influenced:

  • the design and development of local healthcare buildings and services, for example, Whinhill Medical Practice (Aberdeen), out-patients department at Dr Gray's Hospital (Elgin), the redevelopment of Chalmers Hospital (Banff) and the Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village (Aberdeen)
  • programmes of work such as self management for people with long term health conditions
  • patient safety and hand hygiene in hospitals
  • improvements to services such as maternity, diabetes and cancer
  • NHS policies and strategies