There are many ways that people can get involved with the work of NHS Rotherham CCG, including taking part in any current consultations, either local or national; attending events, or joining your local GP practice patient participation group (PPG).
You could join our reader panel and help to make our information easier to understand. You may also have the opportunity to complete consultations, feedback forms and surveys for any health service you receive, for example at Rotherham Hospital or at your local GP practice.
We always appreciate your time and your thoughts, this feedback really does help us to better plan services for the people of Rotherham.
The opportunities available maybe local to Rotherham, may impact on regional services, or be national.
What does good patient and public involvement look like? Help us shape the Integrated Care Board People and Communities Strategy (which is the name of our involvement and engagement strategy)
The NHS in changing in 2022 to make sure everybody works together to provide the best care for everyone. How you receive your care, and where from is unlikely to change. The change is happening to the organisations who commission (plan and pay for) your care.
Since 2010 in South Yorkshire there have been four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) who plan and pay for health services – one each for Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. From July 2022 these organisations will become one - the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (to be known as NHS South Yorkshire)*
Integrated Care Boards and Integrated Care Partnerships are being set up across England to join up health and care services. The aim is to improve health for everyone, and to help break down the traditional barriers between hospitals and family doctors, between physical and mental health, and between NHS and council services.
We are developing an engagement strategy to set out how we will work with patients and the public. We want an ongoing dialogue with patients and the public so that we can better understand what works for you about services, and what could be better, so that when the NHS is looking at what it should be changing/ improving it will be doing so based on what we know from our public.
As a patient, member of the public, or stakeholder who works with the public, we would love your feedback to help us shape our strategy. We want to understand for you what good patient/ public involvement would look like, so that we can shape our strategy based first and foremost on how you want us to engage with you.
For more information, and to find out how to get involved, please visit this website https://sybics.co.uk/get-involved/what-does-good-patient-and-public-involvement-look-help-us-shape-our-people-and-communities-strategy-which-name-our-involvement
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*subject to the successful passing of the Health and Care Bill through parliament
LIVED EXPERIENCE SURVEY
The Councils and CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) in Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham want to find out about the housing that people with learning disabilities, autistic people or those with mental health issues would like for the next 5-10 years.
To make sure people with learning disabilities, autistic people and those with mental health issues, and their carers have a say about what housing they would like we would like you to complete an online survey which can be found at this link https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ICSLivedExperience/
In each question you will be asked to choose from a few options or write in an answer. If you want to save your answers and come back to the questionnaire you can do that, but please make sure you complete the survey by 28th August, 5:00pm.
If you would like a paper copy of the survey please contact Liz Zacharias at email@example.com. If you have any other questions about the survey please contact Annie Field at firstname.lastname@example.org
The results will go into a report that will help the Councils and the CCGs to make decisions about the type of housing that they will develop for people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health issues.
We will also share the results of the survey with people with lived experience of learning disabilities, autism or mental health issues.
Thank you very much for your help, we look forward to receiving your completed survey.
There are many ways that you can get involved with this work:
When starting a procurement process we want to make sure that the patient voice is central to any decisions. Patients and their representatives have been involved in several procurement processes including the Equipment Service; a new GP Practice; Minor Eye Conditions service and Patient Transport, among others. Training on the system, and support to complete the questions is always given, and systems modified to accommodate people without access to computers, and people with autism, for example.
A number of people take up positions on working groups; some of these are very time limited, while others have a longer duration. Occasionally people attend as members of a local interest or community group, representing others; while for other pieces of work, attendance is as a ‘representative patient’, rather than a patient representative. Recent examples have included
There are various opportunities to get involved through the Voluntary Sector in Rotherham, we work closely with Voluntary Action Rotherham.
An Audience with Sessions - Voluntary Action Rotherham hold a series of events throughout the year where we invite leads from partner organisations to meet and have conversations with the sector or on topics that are relevant to the sector; Rotherham CCG’s Accountable Officer attends annually. These are publicised through the VAR Newsletter and on their website.
In addition, the CCG works with Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) to provide a team of health champions who promote and share messages across our communities, focused on cancer, diabetes and the Rotherham Health App. The champions are made of of local people who are interested in engaging with local people on key health messages in Rotherham.
VAR also run the local Social Prescribing Service, supporting people in taking control of their own health. https://www.varotherham.org.uk/