‘Myself and another OT are setting up service user council, and are looking for any ideas around this, such as what other centres do, any good ideas, roles for service users etc.’
We have a monthly ‘Patient Engagement Council’ whereby I co-chair with a patient (who changes every six months).  We thought it was important to have an SLT member involved to make sure that concerns or positives were efficiently undertaken.  All patients (risk dependent) are welcome across low and medium, male and female services.  We have an email for patients to contact if they can’t or don’t want to make the meetings’.  We try to feed back on actions undertaken each month by various members of the Council to track any changes made. Cheswold Park Hospital