External consultations and surveys

Have your say on health...

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.

NIHR recruiting for public advisory panels

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) is currently looking for patients and members of the public to join a number of national and regional advisory panels across England.

If you’re interested in being involved, visit: www.nihr.ac.uk/ppirecruitment
The deadline for applications is Monday 5 March 2018.

Ask Listen Do Survey

NHS England has launched a new survey which aims to gather information about the experiences and challenges faced by those with learning disabilities and their families.

The ‘Ask, Listen, Do’ project has been developed in partnership with the Local Government Association. Its target is to help understand the barriers faced by those with learning disabilities and take the practical steps that will improve people’s experiences in health, social care and education.

It is hoped the project will enable organisations to be more proactive in listening and responding to the concerns and complaints of those with learning disabilities and those who care for them.

The survey closes on 31 January. You can complete the survey here. It is available in an easy read version.

Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: A Consultation on guidance for CCGs
This consultation has now closed. NHS England have issued their outcomes and we will be using their guidance to ensure prescribing resources are used safely to deliver the best outcomes for patients.

Guidance published for CCGs on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care and consultation on prescribing over the counter medicines announced for 2018

NHS England has announced that new commissioning guidance has been approved at NHS England’s board meeting on 30th November in relation to the 18 items covered in the consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care. As a CCG, we will be considering this guidance in detail in due course.

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.

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.