Get involved

There are many ways you can get involved to influence and improve health and social care services in your area. The following provides some of the routes available:

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: all local people, patients and NHS staff are eligible to become members of an NHS foundation trust and take an active part in its management.

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Healthwatch: Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion that gathers and represents the views of the public about health and social care services in Cornwall. 

Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (SEAP): provides independent advocacy services to help resolve issues or concerns about your health and well-being or your health and social care services.

NHS Kernow:  provides opportunities to get involved with your health community and commissioning, including events, community services listings and the Expert Patient Programme.

One Vision Partnership: sets the strategic framework and monitors its effectiveness, to improve outcomes for children and young people and their families, incorporating the duties of the Child Poverty Act 2010.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service: officers from PALS are available in all hospitals. They offer confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters to patients, their families and their carers.