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


Humber Health App Finder - We want your feedback

Health Apps are a great opportunity for us to not only make better health decisions to stay fit, both physically and mentally and prevent illness, but they also help us to live healthier lives and improve our quality of life.

Humber Health Apps is a new, FREE to use comparison website where you can search for the right app for a specific condition or a more generic app to help you lose weight, track your fitness, monitor your pregnancy and much more.

The difference with Humber Health Apps is that all the apps featured are NHS approved clinically accredited apps. You can see at a glance how an app performs against three main criteria: user experience; clinical assurance (how well it works) and data privacy (because we know how important confidentiality it to you). This gives you the confidence to know you’re choosing the right app for you.

There are many more benefits of adopting the health apps culture:

  • You can feel more in control of your health by having some basic knowledge and confidence to safely diagnose and treat many common medical problems yourself.
  • Health apps can help to reduce anxiety as you feel more empowered to manage certain health symptoms and become confident in knowing when it’s best to seek medical help.
  • For those of you with a long-term condition you can better manager your condition, recognise when your condition is worsening and know what to do.
  • Finally, being able to self-diagnose and self-care appropriately you can often save yourself time in not having to see your GP or other healthcare professional.

Understanding your thoughts. 
As this is a new initiative, we are keen to understand what users think so we can ensure the service is as accessible, user-friendly and useful as possible. We have therefore created a short survey to ask for your honest feedback, and would be most appreciative if you would take a few moments to explore the website and then complete the survey (approx 5 minutes). 

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HumberApp/

Closing date: 5pm Friday 20 December 2019

You can also request this document in different formats by contacting us:
Email: ERYCCG.ContactUs@nhs.net
Phone: 01482 672101

For more information visit humberhealthapps.co.uk
 

Talk Suicide - 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 (www.talksuicide.co.uk). 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 www.talksuicide.co.uk to complete the training and help make a difference. 
 

Mental Health Chat

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 yas.cfn@nhs.net 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) rebecca.mallinder@nhs.net