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

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Engagement Forum

We are reshaping the way we deliver Outpatient Care and we want to hear our patients views on proposed changes and what will work for them.

At Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust we would like to hear our patients views on proposed changes to outpatient appointments and their thoughts on our services as a whole.

We have had some really useful feedback at previous sessions which we have shared with our colleagues within the Trust and which has enabled us to make changes to improve the patient experience.

Our next Patient Engagement Forum is to be held on Wednesday 28th April between 2 and 4pm. 

Please visit the Eventbrite link to book your place.

National Disability Survey

The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. Publication is planned for Spring 2021.

To help the Government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and how to improve the lives of disabled people, we need to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.

The UK disability survey asks about your life experiences, either as a disabled person, a carer, or parent, or as someone who has an interest in disability issues.

The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy for Disabled People, while those received after this date will be used to inform its delivery.

How to fill in the survey

The survey is available:

  • online via Citizen Space, with British Sign Language videos (note this page will be live on Friday 15 January)
  • in Braille
  • in Easy Read format
  • in Welsh

You can either fill in your responses online, or email your responses  to

What if I am unable to fill in the survey and want to share my views another way?

We have made it easy for you to tell us that a parent, carer or any other person is supporting you. There is a box to let us know that someone is supporting you with filling in the form.

If you are unable to complete this survey but would like to contribute your views on the National Strategy, please submit a statement of no more than 250 words to

NHS GP Patient Survey

Have you received a GP Patient Survey invitation in the post or via a text message? The GP Patient Survey provides significant data on experience of general practice and is used by many different people and organisations. The NHS GP Survey has been sent out to randomly selected people in England and last year we heard from about 750,000 people. GP practices have had to make changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever that we hear about your experiences of your local NHS services.To find out more about the survey and how to take part if you have been invited visit

Cancer Quality of Life Survey

Why do we need your views?

From the 9th December, people diagnosed with breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer will be asked to complete a Cancer Quality of Life survey around 18 months after their diagnosis.

Recognising that quality of life outcomes are as important to patients as surviving cancer, Public Health England and NHS England and Improvement have launched the survey to ask participants, “How are you doing?”. Answers to the question can be related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment, or other things which may be happening in their life. The information collected will be used to help improve support for those living with and beyond cancer.

How long does the survey take?

The survey takes between five and ten minutes to complete, with Public Health England joining up the answers to the survey with information that is already recorded about cancer and its treatment. This will help the NHS to work out where care may not be working well for cancer patients, and if any improvements should be made. It is estimated that in early 2021, the survey will be delivered to those living with and beyond other cancer types.

To find out more about the NHS Cancer Quality of Life Survey, including a list of FAQs, visit

Urology Service survey

Why do we need your views?

In November 2019, temporary changes were made to the delivery of Urology Services in Bridlington, Scarborough and York Hospitals in order to maintain a high quality and safe service for patients.

We really need to know what patients think in order to understand any positive or negative impacts these changes may have had on their experience and quality of care.

This feedback will help us to develop our longer-term plan for Urology Services in the area.

We would therefore be extremely grateful if you would take the time to complete this short survey.

Your answers to the survey will remain completely anonymous.

Closing date for this survey was Thursday 24 December 2020. The final report is currently being prepared.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services survey - for people working with children and young people

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are currently undertaking an engagement exercise to understand the views and  experiences of children and young people, parents and carers when accessing the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). The aim of this feedback is to help us improve the service across Hull and the East Riding in the future.

We currently have a survey open to capture these views, and I would like to once again thank you all for your continued support in promoting it online and with your stakeholders.

We are now wanting to capture the views of professionals working with children and adolescents whose roles come into contact with the CAMHS service. This could be as a GP referring into the service, an educator or someone who supports children and young people experiencing poor mental health. We are interested to hear your views on the referral system, barriers and appropriate settings for where services could be provided. Your feedback on the service is extremely valuable and important in helping us shape and improve the service in the future.

The final report is currently being prepared.

Free online sessions launched to raise cancer awareness and help save lives through early diagnosis

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has launched free online Cancer Champion sessions to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection within local communities.

Individuals across Hull, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale can now register for free one hour Cancer Champion sessions, which teach people about the key facts, statistics, symptoms and screenings for a number of cancers.

The Cancer Champion Programme aims to save lives by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging early detection of cancer, when treatment could be simpler and more successful.

To sign up for a Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Champion Awareness session, visit:

It's easier than you think to make a difference. Become a cancer champion.


NIHR Research Advisory Committee

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds high quality research that is focused on the needs of patients and the public. They aim to ensure that the knowledge, experiences and interests of patients, service users, carers and the public inform and contribute to their work.

The NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) are looking for members of the public to join our advisory committees with the following research funding programmes:

For more information and how to apply, please click here.

To find out more about the opportunity, take a look at the information below:

If you have any questions about these opportunities please contact us by email:

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East Riding Voluntary Action Services

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) provide support to the voluntary, community and not for profit sectors (VCS). They host a number of exciting events for children and young people.

To find out more, please click here to visit their website.

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#TalkSuicide prevention training

Every two hours somebody in the UK loses their life through suicide. The #TalkSuicide campaign is a new suicide prevention campaign from the Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership

The campaign wants to improve the support network for those suffering suicidal thoughts and behaviour by raising awareness of a free suicide prevention training video produced by the Zero Suicide Alliance. 

The suicide prevention training video can be completed online in twenty minutes by visiting the new Talk Suicide website ( We're urging everyone across the Humber, Coast and Vale area to take the training and learn lifesaving skills. After completing the training you will learn how to:

  • Identify when someone might be suffering from suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Feel comfortable speaking out about suicide in a supportive manner by knowing what to say
  • Signpost anyone struggling to the correct services and support so they can get the help they need.

Completing and encouraging others to complete the training will help more people recognise the early warning signs of someone having suicidal thoughts, help you understand how to talk about suicide, and where to correctly signpost those in need of help

As more people gain knowledge on how to spot the signs of someone who might be struggling. knowing what to say and how to help can improve the support available to those struggling. 

Together we can learn how to #TalkSuicide and get rid of the stigma around talking about suicide. Talking about suicide doesn't cause people to kill themselves but not talking about it might. 

Visit for more information

Scarborough Acute Services Review

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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 

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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

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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)


Consultations by NHS England

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

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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.