More than 50 people, including patients, staff and governors, attended the workshops which took place on 22 March at Royal Derby Hospital and on 30 March at Burton Queen’s Hospital. There were lively round table discussions on how to ensure the patient voice shapes future services. A key part of the discussions was how patients and clinicians can best work together.
People took part in special ‘rapid fire’ sessions to find out more about the clinical ‘deep dives’ that are taking place in eleven key areas such as radiology, stroke and cardiology. These sessions highlighted that there was a broad range of people interested in different clinical areas.
We are keen to maintain a close dialogue with everyone who attended the workshops and will continue to listen to their views. Now that the Outline Business Case has been approved, people will then be selected to join the Patient Reference Group for the various specialties.