The National Association for Patient Participation promotes and supports patient participation in primary care. Groups are an effective way for patients and GP surgeries to work together to improve services and to promote health and improved quality of care.
The role of Healthwatch Milton Keynes is to find out what people like and dislike about services and give them varied opportunities to get involved in improving them. They also work with those who plan and deliver local services to make sure these reflect the needs of local people. Healthwatch Milton Keynes is independent and includes individuals and community groups working together to make this happen.