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


Smile Foundation - Volunteer Awards 2019

Volunteers do the most amazing things and HEY Smile Foundation want to recognise the efforts and outstanding achievements of those who volunteer across all types of organisations within the community.

The inaugural Volunteer Awards, taking place in October will be a special event that celebrates the contributions of volunteers throughout the Humber region, saying thank you to all those who give their time to benefit others.

The event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull in the form of a celebratory Sparkling Afternoon Tea awards ceremony. There will be 10 awards plus a special Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.

Launching during Volunteers Week 2019 (1st-7th June), nominations are now being accepted and we want to hear from you – who are the special volunteers deserving recognition?

Award categories are:

  • Young Volunteer Award (Under 25)
  • Community Transport Volunteer Award
  • Public Service Volunteer Award
  • Sports Volunteer Award
  • Trustee Award
  • Community Volunteer Award
  • Behind the Scenes Volunteer Award
  • Good Neighbour Volunteer Award
  • Environmental / Conservation Volunteer Award
  • Volunteer Team Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

For more information on the categories, or to nominate a volunteer click here.


Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire Annual Survey

Each year East Riding of Yorkshire Council undertakes a review of the i

mpact and effectiveness of services they commission.

With this survey we would like to find out how much people know about Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire and the services they provide.

The views and opinions you provide will help influence how the service is promoted and help us ensure that as many people as possible are aware of this service.

To access the survey online please use either of the following links:

The survey is only 8 questions long so should not take more than 5 minutes to complete

If you have any further questions regarding the survey, please contact Steven Aldridge, Operations Review and Project Officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council via email: or phone: 01482 396335.

The closing date for this survey is Friday 26 July 2019 

Patient Choice Award


We’d like to invite you to help us celebrate the efforts of local NHS staff by putting them forward for a special award.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is seeking nominations from patients and their loved ones to celebrate the achievements of dedicated and compassionate staff.

The Trust covers hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole and community services in North Lincolnshire which includes district nurses, podiatrists and the community dental team.

If you’ve had a good experience and want to thank an individual staff member or even a whole team of professionals then nominate them for the Patient’s Choice Award 2019.

The winner will be revealed in November at the Trust’s annual staff awards event, Our Stars 2019,

Fifteen awards will be presented on the night to staff, volunteers and charity fundraisers, but the most coveted award on the night is the one chosen by patients and the public.

So whether it was someone clinical who provided you with compassionate care or another member of our team who contributed to making your visit a positive one, we want to hear from you.

If you have been a patient or visitor at Scunthorpe, Grimsby or Goole hospitals or at one of the Trust’s community health services, you can nominate a staff member, clinical or non-clinical, in one of the following ways:

  • Direct message the Trust on social media (Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust on Facebook, @NHSNLaG on Twitter)
  • Email
  • Call 03033 302528

Please ensure you provide your name, contact number, the name of the staff member you are nominating, the area they work in and the reason for the nomination.

Nominations will be accepted up until Friday June 28 2019.

The winner of the Patient’s Choice award, and 14 other awards, will be revealed at the Our Stars 2019 event at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Friday November 1.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Moorfields Eye Hospital is based in London, providing high level specialist ophthalmology services. These services are only accessed by a small number of East Riding of Yorkshire patients; during 2017/18 ten patients from our region accessed services at this hospital.

A public consultation is currently taking place to consider proposals to move Moorfields’ services from their site at City Road, Islington to the St Pancras Hospital site in Camden, whilst also seeking suggestions for alternative suitable solutions for the proposed centre.

This consultation is open until Monday 16 September 2019 – for more information and to find out how to give your views, visit


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.  

Living with Dementia - Involvement Workshop 

Are you living with dementia in the East Riding? 

The Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership wants to listen to people living with a diagnosis of dementia to help them provide better support around and following the time of diagnosis. 

Come along and share the message that YOU would like to give to people still to be diagnosed in your area. 

17 May 2019
Bridlington NORTH Library, Martongate, Bridlington, YO16 6YD


23 May 2019
Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group, 
3rd Floor, Stonefield House, 16-20 King Edward Street, Hull, HU1 3SS
12noon - 2pm

6 June 219 2019
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW

7 June 2019

Venue TBC
10.30am -12.30pm

14 June 2019
Venue TBC

3 July 2019
Oaken Grove Community Centre, Reid Park, Oaken Grove, Haxby, York YO32 3QW

Refreshments will be provided. 

For more information please contact Damian Murphy - 07927405854 / 

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 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)


Local health walk scheme launches new 1 hour 'health walk' in Wetwang

The popular local Walking for Health scheme is expanding and has just launched a new 60 minute walk in Wetwang.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council runs a programme of health walks aimed mainly at people who take little or no exercise. It is part of the national Walking for Health initiative and offers led walks for beginners.

The new walk takes place every Tuesday at 10am, from Wetwang Community Hall, YO15 9XX. It lasts for approximately 60 minutes and afterwards there is the chance to socialise and have refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Janette, Wetwang’s volunteer walk leader, says:
“I am looking forward to these 60 minute walks in Wetwang. It is a fantastic area with lots of great walks and beautiful scenery.  Walking is the perfect way to stay active and meet lots of new people.”

 Jenna Leach, the council’s Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, says:
“Walking at a brisk pace for as little as 10 minutes per day can lead to massive health benefits by lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardio vascular disease, dementia and some cancers. The new 60 minute walk not only provides you with 60 minutes of exercise, but it also gets people walking in their local community and improving their mental well-being.”

East Riding Walking for Health welcomes new walkers throughout the year. Over 70 walks take place each month starting from a variety of locations around the East Riding.

To walk with any of East Riding’s Walking for Health groups,  or to train as a Walking for Health Volunteer Walk Leader, contact the Scheme Co-ordinator, Laura Hutchinson, by phone on 01482 392527 or via email at 

See the full programme and find out about other health walks in the area by visiting: or