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
 

Your birthing choices survey

Across the East Riding, Humber and North Yorkshire, the NHS and local partners are looking at ways to improve healthcare in our region and we want your input to help us make the best changes for you and your family.

We want to understand what is important to you when choosing where to give birth so we can develop maternity and neonatal services for the future with you in mind.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand what is most important to you as we work to plan for the future. 

You can find out more about why we need to make changes and keep up to date on our work and future involvement opportunities by clicking here to sign up to the newsletter or by visiting the website.

For more information on how your local maternity services can support you, please visit the Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System’s website.

Please click the links in the table below to sign up for one of the workshops:

Subject

Area

Date

Time

Link

Neonatal

York/ Scarborough

 

28 July

10-11.30am

Please click here to register.

Hull/ East Riding

30 July

1 – 2.30pm

Please click here to register.

North Lincs/ North East Lincs

30 July

10-11.30am

Please click here to register.

Young Mums

Hull & North East Lincs

20 July

10 – 11.30am

Please click here to register.

Scarborough

28 July

1 – 2.30pm

Please click here to register.

Birthing People from BAME Backgrounds

Whole HCV region (Hull, York, Scarborough, East Riding, North & North East Lincs)

21 July

10 – 11.30am

Please click here to register.

Whole HCV region (Hull, York, Scarborough, East Riding, North & North East Lincs)

29 July

6 - 7.30pm

Please click here to register.

Partners

Whole HCV region (Hull, York, Scarborough, East Riding, North & North East Lincs)

27 July

10 – 11.30am

Please click here to register.

Whole HCV region (Hull, York, Scarborough, East Riding, North & North East Lincs)

27 July

6 – 7.30pm

Please click here to register.

Short survey will support better information sharing for urgent, palliative and end of life care

The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) would like you to take part in a survey about the information that should be shared between health and care services for urgent, palliative and end of life care for adults and children. People tell us they want their needs and wishes known at this important time of life and our survey aims to ensure that key information is available to support personalised care when people need it most.

The survey closes at 5pm, Friday 30 July.

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance – Get Involved

Our Cancer Alliance brings together all the organisations that commission and provide cancer services in the Humber, Coast and Vale region. Together, we are working to improve early diagnosis, survival, quality of life and patient experience for people with cancer. We are committed to ensuring that the voices of people affected by cancer are at the heart of service improvements. So if you are a patient, family member, carer or friend, we would love you to get involved.

We are currently seeking a patient representative for the Cancer Alliance System Board and a Public and Patient Voices Forum Member for the NHS Cancer Programme. For more information and to apply, please visit https://hcvcanceralliance.org.uk/get-involved-2/. By championing the patient, service user, carer and family perspective, you can help make sure that the care provided is what people really need.

To find out more about Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance, you can visit our website, read our quarterly newsletters, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Improving the health of people with mental and physical health problems - what are the questions you would like to see answered by research?

The Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Yorkshire and Humber want to give people living with both mental and physical health problems, their informal caregivers, and the health and social care professionals who treat and support them, a voice in deciding the most important questions to be answered by future research. 

They would like people to tell them which 20 questions they think are the most important. The results will be used to identify priorities for future research.

Take part in the short online survey here. The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete and you do not need to give your name or contact details.

If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, you can either email Liz Newbronner on liz.newbronner@york.ac.uk or leave a voice message on 07385 341568 and she will send you a survey form and freepost reply envelope.

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 www.gp-patient.co.uk/uses-of-gpps

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 http://www.cancerqol.england.nhs.uk/.

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.

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.

It's easier than you think to make a difference. Become a cancer champion.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: www.hcvcanceralliance.org.uk/cancerchampions.

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.

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd logo


#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 (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 for more information
 

Scarborough Acute Services Review

Humber, Coast and Vale logo

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 

Humber, Coast and Vale logo

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.

The Critical Friends Network (YAS)

Critical Friends Network logo

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) recognise that involving patients, networks and members of the public in service development and delivery is essential. It enables the highest quality of care and treatment to be delivered to patients across the region whilst ensuring the patient experience is a positive one.

They have established a Critical Friends Network (CFN) made up of a range of people, patients and members of the public, from different backgrounds who can all provide valuable input into the work they do. The people involved with the network are expected to have had some contact with the ambulance service within the last three years to ensure relevance of the contributions they can make.

Members of the CFN are consulted during service developments and this can be in the form of meetings and focus groups or via surveys and emails.

Click here for more information.

Consultations by NHS England

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

NHS England logo

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.