Current Involvement Opportunities

Current Involvement Opportunities

We regularly have a number of projects on the go through focus groups, meetings or surveys and you can find information about new involvement opportunities below.  If you want to be amongst the first people to find out about upcoming involvement opportunities, please join our involve network!

Scarborough Acute Services Review

The review will consider how to provide the best possible care for local people who need to use acute hospital services within the resources (money, staffing and buildings) that are available to the local NHS. This may include delivering some aspects of care out of hospitals in GP surgeries or other community settings to better meet local peoples’ needs.

For more information on the Scarborough Acute Services Review, please click here.

Humber Acute Services Review

The Humber Acute Services Review is a collaborative review of services in the five acute hospitals in the Humber area, which are:

  • Hull Royal Infirmary
  • Castle Hill Hospital
  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Goole Hospital

The review will consider how to provide the best possible care for local people who need to use acute hospital services within the resources (money, staffing and buildings) that are available to the local NHS. This may include delivering some aspects of care out of hospitals in GP surgeries or other community settings to better meet local peoples’ needs.

For more information on the Humber Acute Services Review, please click here. 


Primary Care Prescribing Guidance for CCGs: Consultation

NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners have launched a consultation on updated guidance for CCGs regarding items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care.  The consultation is seeking views on updated guidance to support CCGs fulfil their duties around appropriate use of prescribing resources.

The new guidance will need to be taken into account by CCGs in adopting or amending their own local guidance to their clinicians in primary care. 

During the consultation period a range of events, including face to face and webinars (online meetings) will be undertaken to gather feedback on the proposals - click here for more information and how register.

The consultation closes on 28 February 2019.

Click here to take part in the consultation & give your views.


Critical Friends Network - Public Notice

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust are seeking East Yorkshire representatives for their newly established Critical Friends Network (CFN). Members of the CFN would have the opportunity to help develop and improve services either by attending focus groups and meetings or by sending feedback virtually through the use of email, survey or telephone. CFN members should have some experience of using the ambulance service (any of their services) within the last 3 years and should have a keen interest in helping to them to improve services.

If you would like to be involved, click here to complete a Critical Friend online application form. 

If you wish to have a paper copy of the application form posted to you or  sent via email, please contact Levi MacInnes (Quality & Risk Coordinator) either via email or via post to Quality & Safety, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Brindley Way, Wakefield 41 Business Park, WF1 0XQ. Please also return completed applications to the above email or postal address.

If you have any queries about the Critical Friends Network please do not hesitate to contact YAS’ Patient Experience Lead – Rebecca Mallinder (Head of Investigations & Learning)


East Riding Adults Safeguarding Strategy 2019-22 - Seeking your views

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency organisation responsible for ensuring the protection and safety of the most vulnerable adults in the East Riding.  Its role is to ensure that all agencies that deliver services within the East Riding of Yorkshire work together, to minimise the risk of abuse to adults at risk and to protect those subject to abuse.

They are currently working on a new three year safeguarding strategy covering the East Riding of Yorkshire. The strategy will tell people what they are going to do and how they are going to do it. It also gives information about their priorities for the next 3 years. 

To help do this, they want to hear your views and comments about the actions you think they should take over the next three years to help people stay safe in the East Riding. This will help make sure they are focusing on the right things and the issues that matter most to you.

If you would like to read the current strategy, East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board Strategy 2016-19, please click here.

Click here to take part in the Survey - Closing date: Tuesday 8th January 2019.


General Practice Strategy Development Survey 


We are seeking views to influence the development of the new General Practice Strategy 2019- 2024. 

The strategy will aim to ensure that system wide work to improve outcomes for local people is fully supported and led by by general practice, where this is appropriate, and to ensure that the future of general practice is sustainable in the longer term. 

Please click here to complete the survey 

We know you are all extremely busy, with demanding workloads, but your views are extremely important to us. It would be greatly appreciated if you would share this survey as widely as possible through your practices or networks and really encourage people to complete it. Paper copies of the survey can also be provided if required. 

This survey will form the basis of our engagement work with professional stakeholders, and a sepearte survey is being developed to gather the views of local people.


Differently Abled Event

People with learning disabilities, their friends, family and carers in Hull and the East Riding can get advice and information about the support available to them at a free event being held on Thursday 14th February 2019, at the Bonus Arena, Hull.

Differently Abled has been planned by City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC) and other local organisations with the aim of raising awareness about the needs of people with a learning disability and offering support and advice for their carers. The event, will also provide a networking and learning opportunity for health and social care professionals.

The event will feature a Health Zone, which will have medical experts on hand to discuss medication, problems such as epilepsy and to perform blood pressure checks and other tests. It is hoped this can increase awareness of the importance of health checks and significantly reduce health inequalities locally.

There will also be an Information Zone, where visitors can receive details on day services, social activities, benefit advice and employment, and a Communication Zone, at which speech and language therapists will be showcasing eye gaze equipment and demonstrating how to create a communication friendly environment.

Differently Abled will also feature an Autism Reality Experience, an immersive training facility that can help people to understand more about the sensory difficulties faced by autistic people.

All local health and social care staff are being encouraged to attend, as the certified event will allow them to speak to others in the industry, including the heads of organisations such as Hull and East Riding Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.

Click here to download the Differently Abled information poster

For more information, call 01482 335642 or email 


To read the results of other recent engagement activites undertaken by the CCG please click here.