Mary a longstanding member of the Health and Social Care Coproduction Group (HSCPG) attended the Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare HRCH AGM today.
She asked Chief Executive Patricia Wright whether the Trust could move on further with coproduction and working with service user and carers at an early stage.
Patricia said that they had been looking at their patient engagement strategy over the last 12 months and absolutely could. She also provided an example of work with children and young people in Hounslow.
Wendy (also a group member) stressed the need for the Trust to take a holistic view of patients and take into account their mental wellbeing in addition to their physical Health.
Particia said that whilst commissioned to provide physical health services in Richmond it was important to develop integrated approaches to physical and mental health.