Engagement opportunities

We hold regular events and community groups where people can get involved in our work and have their say. We also hold an open public meeting twice a year which looks at key issues affecting patients and CCG commissioning.

Below we have outlined the different groups and ways you can be involved and have your say.

Islington Patient and Community Group

Islington patient and community group meetings are a chance for you to hear about our commissioning plans, current CCG work/ projects and service developments in Islington. The meetings give you the opportunity to share your views on commissioning plans and share your experiences of NHS services. 

The meetings are held twice a year usually around June and November time. The summer meeting usually takes place during the evening and the winter meeting tends to take place during the day time. Refreshments are always provided. 

The groups are managed and organised by HealthWatch Islington, with support from the Manor Gardens partnership and EveryVoice. Manor Gardens partnership and EveryVoice also run smaller community meetings and focus groups to speak with people who do not always have their voice heard.

For information about future and past meetings, or for information about how you can get involved, please visit the Healthwatch website or call Emma or Jeni on 020 7832 5814.

To read the notes from the most recent meeting of the Islington Patient and Community Group which took place in November 2019 click here.

Patient stories at our Governing Body seminars

We present patient stories at all our Governing Body seminars so our senior teams can hear the first-hand experiences of our patients and communities.

The stories paint a picture of patient experience of our local services. They also provide an opportunity for patients to attend the meetings and speak with the leaders of our organisation.

If you have a patient story you would like to share, please email islccg.comms@nhs.net

Islington Borough Users Group (iBUG)

iBUG is a group of people who use or have used mental health services. They come together to monitor the running of mental health services in Islington. There are a range of ways you can get involved including attending monthly meetings, working with acute providers to improve services or simply just joining up to receive online information and surveys.

To find out more or to join IBUG visit their website.

Islington Borough User Group youth support group

iBUG runs a peer support group for young people with mental health concerns and issues. Groups are held on the second Wednesday of every month, from 7.00pm-8:30pm. Attendance is completely free and refreshments are provided.

The group is friendly and you can drop into a meeting when it suits you, or you can attend every month - why not drop in and meet everyone?

Location: 2 Shelburne Road, London, N7 6DL

You can access additional information on youth support group page of their website, by emailing ibug@hotmail.co.uk or phone 0207 561 4140 for more details.

Community members

Islington CCG involves local residents at every level of decision-making. One way local people can get involved is by sitting on committees and working groups, ensuring patients are involved in decision-making at a high level. Known as community members, they attend and contribute to formal CCG meetings, reading the meeting papers and bringing their perspective as a patient to discussions.

We're currently recruiting new members. Find our more about our vacancies.

Further information

If you would like more information on any of the groups listed you can also get in touch with us by emailing islccg.comms@nhs.net