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!
 

Healthwatch - Have your say on how the NHS should change in the East Riding

People keen to influence the future of the NHS in the East Riding of Yorkshire are being encouraged to make their views known in a series of events this month.

Independent health and care champion Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire is launching ‘What would you do?' to encourage people in the region to share their views about what changes to local NHS services should look like.

The Government is investing £20 billion a year in the NHS as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Local organisations have now been asked to work out what changes will be made locally to help make the NHS better for local people.

The public are being asked for their views about how local services could be improved. They will also be asked to share their ideas on how people can live healthier lives and what improvements they think could be made to help people access services quickly.

Matthew Fawcett, Manager of Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire, said: “We know that the NHS only works when people’s voices are heard. This is a once in a generation chance for local people to help decide where this extra money from Government should be spent in our NHS services in the East Riding.

“We want to hear from as many people, groups and communities as possible to ensure the local plans reflect the needs of our population. We want to hear about what works, what doesn’t and how people think local health services should be improved. No matter how big or small the issue, we want to hear about it. Sharing your experience with us is quick and easy - and could make a big difference.”

How to get involved.
People can also share their views in one of the online surveys:
General Survey – https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/what-would-you-do-general

Themed Survey (Condition specific) - https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/tell-us-what-would-you-do

Staff and volunteers will also be at working across the region to make sure you can have your say.
Details of upcoming engagement dates can be found on Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire's website.

For more details on #WhatWouldYouDo? visit: http://www.healthwatcheastridingofyorkshire.co.uk/


Maternity Voices Partnership


At East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), we want to help you enjoy your pregnancy journey and make sure your experience of maternity care is of high quality and personal to you and your family. 

We are faciliating the launch of a new partnership providing local parents a platform to voice their maternity journey; what was good, what wasn't so good and were we can make improvements to benefit everyone. It is also an ideal opportunity to feedback on what information is available for those wishing to get pregnant, your birthing experiences and what it's like to have a newborn in the East Riding.

To find out more about Maternity Voices Partnership, and sign up click here.  

 

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.

A number of engagement events are taking place across the Humber area and we have jointly commissioned Humber Wolds Rural Action (VCS) to help seek views of wider community groups for the Humber Acute Services Review.

For more information on the Humber Acute Services Review and feedback received so far, please click here. 


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 yas.cfn@nhs.net 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) rebecca.mallinder@nhs.net


Let's Celebrate Life - Macmillan Caner Support 

 

For more information on Macmillian Cancer Support, click here. 


Dementia Friendly East Riding

For more information on Dementia Friends East Riding, click here.