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How can I get involved

Patient experience 2Patients, carers and members of the public are invited to be involved wherever decisions are taken about care in the NHS. There are many ways that you can get involved in the Trust and its activities.   

In fact, getting involved in our Trust couldn't be easier: 

  • You can join us as a Foundation Trust Member
  • Use our 'Your Feedback' form to tell us about your experiences here
  • Contact our Patient Support and Complaints team
  • Fill in a 'Tell us about your care' comment card on the ward or in the outpatient clinic you are attending
  • Use NHS Choices to share your hospital experience 
  • Enquire about joining us as a Trust Volunteer
  • Please complete a  Friends & Family Test card 
  • If you receive a survey in the post from us please fill it in and send it back to us
  • Healthwatch BristolHealthwatch South Gloucestershire and Healthwatch North Somerset can hear your issues and concerns on health and social care and are looking for volunteers from groups in Bristol and South Gloucestershire to help us to bring about changes to health and social care services
  • Share your views and experiences of maternity care via the website of Maternity Voices, the Maternity Services Liaison Committee for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
  • Keep up to date with opportunities to take part in patient and carer focus groups and other discussions about developments at the Trust on our events page.
  • Find out about joining our Involvement Network and how to become a volunteer patient interviewer by contacting

However you choose to get involved and tell us about your care you will know that you are helping to improve things for future patients.

Patient Involvement in Research

It is increasingly common to involve patients and the public in research design and analysis. If you would like more information about patient and public involvement in research, please contact Dr Elinor Griffiths, Research Grants Manager 0117 342 0585). The INVOLVE website is also a good source of information about PPI in Research.