Get Involved

Help us to help you ...... by getting involved in shaping NHS services

As a local NHS organisation, the foundations of everything we do are based on planning the best ways to meet the health needs of our entire population of around 300,000 people.  Because the NHS belongs to everyone, you (patients, carers, the public, patient groups and other members of our community) play a vital role in helping us to plan, redesign and commission (buy) local health and care services that are delivered by our NHS and other partners.

We have published our Involvement, Communications and Engagement (ICE) Strategy which sets out our approach.  Here are the ways you can get involved and how you have already had your say!

Our Strategy
Ways to get involved

Current Involvement Opportunities
How you have already had your say

Ways to get involved

There are many ways you can help us to help you by getting involved in shaping NHS services.

Join our Involve network
Involve is a local network for East Riding of Yorkshire residents who are registered with an East Riding GP and who care about the NHS.  Members help us by contributing views, and if they wish, volunteering their time to contribute views through surveys, focus groups and conversations – you can choose how much you want to be involved.  To find out more and join up, click here.

Complete a survey or attend an event
Details of our current opportunities are available here.

Attend a Governing Body Meeting 
Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend the public section of our Governing Body meetings. These are routine business meetings being held in public and not a public forum but there is an opportunity as part of the agenda for people to ask Governing Body Members questions.  Further information is available here. 

PPG logoJoin your local GP Practice Patient Involvement Group
Many East Riding GP practices have patient involvement groups. These groups are made up of individual patients who take an active interest in patient healthcare. As a CCG, we host a regular meeting to bring together patient group representatives to network, share ideas and discuss good practice.

If you are interested in joining your local practice group, please contact your own GP Practice in the first instance or contact a member of the CCG communications and engagement team on 01482 672156 or email contact us.

Contact your local Healthwatch
Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire is the independent voice for the people of the East Riding, helping to shape, challenge and improve local health and social care services.  More information is available here [external link].

Friends and Family Test
How likely are you to recommend this service to a friend or family member if they needed similar care or treatment?"

The Friends and Family Test was introduced to the NHS as a way to assess how well services are performing.  The test is based on one simple question which NHS providers routinely ask patients and helps us make improvements locally.  More information is available here [external website].

Simply contact us
You can contact us by telephone, email or post.  Full details are available here.