Your Say

CCG Consultations

The CCG has a number of ways in which it engages with patients and the public on an on-going basis. However, there are some occasions when the CCG is required to carry out a formal consultation. This is usually when the CCG is considering a change to existing services and the CCG wants to seek the views and opinions of its patients.

Any consultations that are currently taking place will be listed on this page.


Patient Choice

All patients in Cannock Chase have the right to choose, in most cases, which hospital or service you go to for physical and mental health conditions. Find out more about Patient Choice, and complete an online survey to tell us about your last experience.

Have your say about eye services

Ophthalmology Services, or services that take care of your eyes, are provided in a secondary care setting, like a hospital, or in the community, like your doctors surgery. When the service is community based it is aimed specifically at providing care closer to home. A community service is provided to patients suffering from a range of eye conditions and is intended to be a triage and treat clinic.

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) would like to gather the views from people who have used these services, or people expected to use these services, to find out what is important to you when access ophthalmology services. We invite you to share your views on an online survey -


Healthwatch Staffordshire

August 2017: Engaging Communities Staffordshire has been delivering the Healthwatch Staffordshire service since it started in April 2013. This contract with the County Council is due to end on 31 March 2018. As a result, the Council are going out to tender for the provision of the service later this year.  A public consultation, which ended in August 2017, will help inform the way they commission the Healthwatch service. If you would like further information please contact Wendy Tompson on 01785 854267 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

South Staffordshire Draft Equality and Inclusion Strategy

July 2017: Cannock Chase, Stafford and Surrounds and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCGs asked for feedback on the Draft Equality & Inclusion Strategy 2017 to 2020. Feedback has now been received and the attached action plan has been developed pdf Equality and Inclusion Strategy Action Plan 2017 2020 (120 KB) . The final strategy can be found pdf here (701 KB) . Read more about Equality and Inclusion here.

Conversation Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

November - December 2016: Healthwatch Staffordshire and Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent ran 10 public events in November and December 2016. The focus of these events will be the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), with senior managers and clinicians on hand to set out plans and answer questions. Read more.

Patient engagement model

November 2016: Cannock Chase CCG, Stafford and Surrounds CCG and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG are working together to review their models for engaging with patients and the public. Around 30-40 representatives from Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), Patient Councils and Community and Voluntary organisations attended a workshop on 2 November in Hednesford. The group focused on strengths and weaknesses of current models before suggesting various ideas for improvement and simplification of the system. A smaller working group is now taking this forward in the New Year.

Equality and Diversity Public Grading Event

January - April 2016: The Equality Delivery System (EDS) is about treating all patients, carers and staff fairly. It is about making sure everyone has a say in how healthcare services involve and listen to all local people. Along with South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG, we held public and staff events in early 2016. Read the report.


September - October 2014: a six-week consultation on proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at County Hospital, Stafford. 

Minor Injuries Unit

September 2014: four-week consultation on proposals to reduce the opening hours at the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Cannock.

Out of Hours Service

August 2014: consultation to seek views on what people think is required from an Out of Hours Service.

Patients in Control

July 2014: consultation to seek views on what really matters to patients and carers and, in particular, what help and support that people need to manage and make decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

Support for Carers

July 2014: consultation to seek views on what unpaid carers and young carers think about the services and support available and to work with them to improve things in the future.

Partner Consulations

Consultations currently being undertaken by our partner organisations:

University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM)

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have created an online survey aimed at gathering patient and community views on Children’s Emergency Services at County Hospital in Stafford, prior to the College’s independent review. The RCPCH is particularly interested in hearing from members of the public who have used the Children’s Emergency Service in the last 12 months at County Hospital. However, they are also seeking the thoughts of the wider Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent community. Click here to complete the survey which closes in January 2017.

NHS England

NHS England works with NHS staff, patients, stakeholders and the public to improve the health outcomes for people in England. Visit the NHS England website to view their current consultations.

Department of Health

You can give your views on new or changing government policies by responding to consultations. Government departments take these responses into consideration before making decisions. Visit the Department of Health website for any national consultations.

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