External Consultations and Surveys

your say on health...

Here you can find details of a range of local and national health related consultations and surveys from external organisations that are seeking views from the public. They are your chance to have your say on health issues important to you and to help shape the healthcare services and policies of the future.

Consultations by NHS England

Developing the Long Term Plan for the NHS: Tell us what you think

On the 18th June 2018 the Prime Minister set out a funding settlement for the NHS in England. In return, the NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for its future. It is vitally important the plan is based on advice and experience from not only its clinical experts, staff and stakeholders, but those of patients and the public.

To make it as simple as possible for everyone to have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and insights, NHS England have produced a comprehensive discussion guide along with an easy read version.

You may choose to provide responses for every topic, or just the ones that are of important to you or the group you represent.

To complete the survey, please click here.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 30th September 2018.

To view other consultations and surveys currently live on the NHS England website please click here


Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care:
A Consultation on guidance for CCGs

This consultation has now closed. NHS England has announced that new commissioning guidance has been approved during November 2017 in relation to the 18 items covered in the consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

During 2016 our CCG already engaged locally to seek views on some of the aspects included in the national document. To find out more about our local work please click here. As a CCG, we will be considering the impact on the national guidance in detail in due course.


Patient and Public Voice (PPV) members sought for
Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs)

NHS England Specialised Commissioning is recruiting Patient and Public Voice members to its clinical reference groups (CRGs). CRGs bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the best ways that specialised services should be provided, advise on the development of service specifications, commissioning policies, identifying innovation and improving quality. Vacancies include patient organisations/charities for paediatric medicine and perinatal mental health.

To request an application form please email england.voice-crg@nhs.net

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NICE committees and working groups are made up of health, social care and other professionals and practitioners, patients, service users, carers and members of the public, and technical experts.

Click here to see current vacancies.

You can see what consultations and surveys are currently live on the NHS England website by visitng the Consultation hub here.

Please note that some surveys are from non-NHS organisations and hyperlinks may re-direct you to external web sites. The CCG cannot be held responsible for the content of these sites. Whilst every effort will be made to remove consultations and surveys that have ended as soon as possible after their ending date, we recommend that you also check the date on the host's web site in case of any delay in doing this or there has been an extension to the consultation period.