Locality patient groups
There is a patient group in each of our localities (Watford and Three Rivers, Hertsmere, Dacorum, and St Albans and Harpenden). At the moment these groups normally meet for a couple of hours in the evening once or twice a month. Each group sends two representatives to the patient and public involvement (PPI) committee, which is a sub-committee of our board.
We would like to get more people involved in these small groups. You do not have to be ill or a regular user of health services. We need people with all sorts of skills to get involved, including those who are prepared to read information, can understand data, are prepared to contribute to committees or are just passionate about improving health services.