External consultations and surveys

On this page are details of a range of local and national health related consultations and surveys 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.

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

NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines that their local population uses.

Together, they are now consulting on proposed national commissioning guidance for CCGs on medicines which can be considered to be of low priority for NHS funding.

This consultation is addressed to all CCGs, the public and patients, and any relevant interest group or body and is open from 21 July until 21 October 2017. To read the national consultation document please click here and to complete the national survey please click here.

During 2016 our CCG has 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.

CQC’s Next Phase of Regulation
The CQC has launched the second consultation on proposed changes to how we regulate health and social care services. To share your views please click here.  The consultation closes on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

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.

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.