Public Participation Online Learning Programme

 

Who are these sessions for?

Our online learning sessions are about working with people and communities. They include a range of online webinars, workshops and advanced Super Skills. The programme is hosted by the Public Participation team. The sessions are aimed at colleagues working in an NHS organisation, those supporting an organisation in its engagement activity, and other people in roles related to working with people and communities.

Others working in the public and voluntary sectors may also find our online learning beneficial and are welcome to attend.

Some sessions are aimed at people who are newer to working with people and communities, helping them to build their knowledge and their toolkit of resources and ideas. Some sessions are aimed at more experienced engagement practitioners, helping them further explore good practice and innovative approaches.

 

Purpose of the learning programme

We share best practice in working with people and communities to ensure health and care systems engage and work in partnership with people and communities. Sessions focus on:

  • Understanding how to build partnerships with people and communities
  • Reducing health inequalities through better understanding of the barriers faced by under-represented communities, and how to overcome these
  • Sharing inspiring ideas that can be put into practice, and tools and resources to support this
  • Meeting the legal duties to involve the public in the work of the NHS

 

Session

Description

Date

Time

Link

Online workshop: Creating the culture

In this workshop we’ll explore how to create the right environment for involving people and communities in our work.

Thursday 19 May

11.00-12.00

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An introduction to working with people and communities

In this introductory session, we will share some practical tools and resources on how to set up and build your practical toolkit to help when working with people and communities and why this approach improves health services

Tuesday 24 May

10:00-11:00

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Online workshop: Engaging with people and communities across sectors

This workshop is a space to think through different ways in which organisations can work together to better understand and involve the communities they work with, while valuing people’s participation and building sustainable relationships

Thursday 26 May

10:00-11:00

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Online workshop: Patient, professional and public activation

Finding and nurturing the motivation for engagement between PCNs and the communities they serve

Wednesday 15 June

12:00-13:00

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Involving Children and Young People - an open space discussion workshop

Giving children and young people a voice and influence in your organisation can help deliver more effective, efficient and targeted services whilst nurturing an organisational culture of collaboration and participation.

Wednesday 15 June

14:00-16:00

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Partnerships with people and communities in primary care: The art of the possible

The event will focus on engaging effectively with local communities, particularly in primary care settings, and will be a great forum for sharing ideas. We anticipate you being able to:
• Share good practice and examples 
• Get your queries around engagement in primary care answered
• Engage with the new animation created by ourselves, Healthwatch, National Voices, National Association of Patient Participation Groups, Patients Association and NHS Confederation
• Network and make new connections

Monday 30 May

15:00-16:00

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Working with health inclusion groups in primary care: What to consider

The event will focus on how to engage with marginalised communities/inclusion health groups, particularly in primary care settings, and will be a great forum for sharing ideas. We anticipate you being able to:
• Share queries around how to engage with marginalised communities and get your questions answered
• Share good practice and examples
• Engage with our Inclusion Health tool, which can help you to structure your engagement in this area
• Network and make new connections 

Wednesday 1 June

15:00-16:00

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Webinar: Learning from Coproduction

This session will be facilitated by Co-create, who use their knowledge of co-production and co-design to connect lived experience to change in ways that create lasting, meaningful improvements.

Co-create have been working with primary care services since 2019, developing ways for busy staff and clinicians to start involving local people and communities in what they do. In this session they’ll share some of their learning from the past 3 years and some practical tips for you to use in your work.

Co-create provide consultancy, training, facilitation and strategic support to help organisations and groups to take the necessary steps to allow co-production to happen in a holistic, meaningful way.

Please note: Joining instructions and a link for this event will be sent 48 hours in advance.

Tuesday 21 June

14:00-15:00

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Webinar: Using additional PCN roles creatively to work with communities Friday 24 June

Bill Graham from AWC Modality and Ryan Alderton , Health Coach from It’s Worth Talking About will share with us their approach to recruiting to the Social prescribing and Health Coach roles in their PCN which includes seconding VCS staff into the PCN to train as advocates for vaccination and support for high users of GP services.

Friday 24 June

11.00 – 12.00

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An introduction to working with people and communities

In this introductory session, we will share some practical tools and resources on how to set up and build your practical toolkit to help when working with people and communities and why this approach improves health services

Thursday 30 June

14:00-15:00

Register

An introduction to working with people and communities

In this introductory session, we will share some practical tools and resources on how to set up and build your practical toolkit to help when working with people and communities and why this approach improves health services 

Tuesday 19 July

10:00-11:00

Register

Webinar: Learning from Coproduction

This session will be facilitated by Co-create, who use their knowledge of co-production and co-design to connect lived experience to change in ways that create lasting, meaningful improvements.

Co-create have been working with primary care services since 2019, developing ways for busy staff and clinicians to start involving local people and communities in what they do. In this session they’ll share some of their learning from the past 3 years and some practical tips for you to use in your work.

Co-create provide consultancy, training, facilitation and strategic support to help organisations and groups to take the necessary steps to allow co-production to happen in a holistic, meaningful way.

Please note: Joining instructions and a link for this event will be sent 48 hours in advance.

Wednesday 20 July

13.00 – 14.00

 

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Recruiting patient and public voice (PPV) partners

Voluntary patient and public partners and experts by experience are a valuable way to help ensure the voices of people and communities are brought into committees, programme boards and other ongoing work in health and care systems. This interactive workshop will explore good practice in appointing voluntary partners to these roles. The focus will be on appointment, but there will also be some discussion of the potential limitations of the roles as a way to hear a wide and diverse range of voices.

This workshop will suit any member of staff who appoints partners to these roles and any member of staff developing strategies that include working with patient and public voice partners.

Wednesday 27 July

10:30 - 12:00

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An introduction to working with people and communities

In this introductory session, we will share some practical tools and resources on how to set up and build your practical toolkit to help when working with people and communities and why this approach improves health services. 

Wednesday 17 August

11:00 - 12:00

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What’s on offer?

Our current programme of learning sessions is listed below. (After registering, please ensure you mark the time in your diary or calendar. The joining link for each webinar will be sent out a few days before the session.)

If a webinar is fully booked, please contact us to be added to a waiting list – england.ppve-learning@nhs.net

We list dates on our web page for our popular one-day training ‘10 Steps to working with people and communities’.

There are further learning opportunities to support the development of Primary Care Networks on our Primary Care team’s web page.