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

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 is  Friday 11th December 2020.

This survey is available online or by scanning the QR code below. 

If you would like the survey in an alternative format (such as large print or a different language) or additional support(such as telehpne or web-based interview), please contact us on 01482 672156 or email

We estimate the survey to take no more than 10 minutes and your feedback will help us to ensure that the service in the future is the very best it can be.

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.

To complete the survey, please click the link:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services survey - for service users

Have you used CAMHS? Live in Hull or East Riding? We’d like to hear about your experiences to help improve services for the future. Complete our online survey here and be in with a chance of winning a Fitbit

We are seeking the views and experiences of children and young people living in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire who use the CAMHS service to help us improve it in the future.


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.