Supporting public involvement in primary care

During 2012-13, we promoted the importance of involving the public in primary care by sharing approaches, tools and techniques for engagement with general practices and health centre staff across Scotland. Through this work, we aimed to:

  • increase awareness of our role to support and promote public engagement amongst primary care practitioners and staff
  • support those practitioners to increase the level of public engagement activities within primary care – including our work with Patient Participation Groups – and
  • improve links between primary care and local communities.

Promoting, Supporting and Developing Public Involvement in Primary CareOur report, Promoting, supporting and developing public involvement in primary carePDF document, captures the range of activities and support which we (through our network of 14 local offices) provided in promoting and encouraging the benefits of public involvement in primary care.

(March 2013)