PEOPLE across the district are being given the chance to learn more about how to have their say on developing health services for communities.

Free information sessions are being staged to provide details about patient networks and participation groups, and GP practice volunteers.

Behind the initiative are the Bradford District and Craven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), and Community Action Bradford and District.

David Richardson, lay member for patient and public involvement at Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs, said: “Patient networks and participation groups provide a patient perspective on local health services and help GP practices engage with their community.

“Alongside other roles, such as practice health champions, they also carry out research into the views of those who use the GP surgery and organise health promotion events.

“They are rewarding roles. They are also vital to help healthcare professionals improve health outcomes for patients.”

The information sessions are being held at the Carlisle Business Centre, in Carlisle Road, Bradford.

The next is on Thursday, June 13, between 1pm and 3pm, and then on Tuesday, June 18, from 6pm to 8pm.

Further sessions are planned on July 3, 1pm to 3pm, and July 16, 6pm to 8pm.

To book a place, e-mail or call 01274 781222.