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.
Improving access to primary care services
The six NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are looking at how to give you easier and more convenient access to services you have at your local family doctor and GP surgery available outside of the usual surgery hours, including over the weekends.
We are interested in hearing your views about how, when and where you might choose to use these services outside of the usual surgery hours.
This survey will remain open until Friday 5th January 2018 and the information gathered will then be reviewed with current and potential providers of these services. Patient representatives will be involved in this work and in developing options for each area of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
To take part in the survey, please follow this link and share your feedback: https://www.elesurvey.co.uk/f/614786/143a/
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) services
We want to hear your experiences of receiving treatment from the ear nose and throat, or ENT, services. We want to ask patients, family members and carers about their experiences of the service and understand how they could be changed. For example have you recently had ear wax removal, or any services to do with hearing?
To take part in the survey, please follow this link and share your feedback: https://tinyurl.com/ENTNovember2017
We are keen to understand more about your last NHS appointment and, where appropriate, what choice you had at that time. We are encouraging our patients to complete an online survey with this detail. Find out more about Patient Choice, and complete an online survey.
Have your say about eye services
We would like to gather the views of service users to understand the expectations from existing eye services and to find out what is important to you when accessing services. We are particularly targeting service users and their family / carers, with experience of the following conditions:
- Cataracts – Daycase and Outpatient pathways
- Glaucoma – Outpatient pathway
- Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – Outpatient pathway
- Community provision of services through local opticians
We would value your views and opinions to help to shape future provision including improvements you might like to suggest. Any feedback you are able to provide through the survey link below would be greatly appreciated - www.tinyurl.com/SAS-Ophthalmology-Survey
Have your say about cardiology services
We would like to gather the views of service users to understand the expectations from existing cardiology services and to find out what is important to you when accessing services. We are particularly targeting service users and their family / carers, with experience of the following conditions:
- Heart Failure
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Stable Angina
- Unstable Angina
- Atrial Fibrillation
We would value your views and opinions to help to shape future provision including improvements you might like to suggest. Any feedback you are able to provide through the survey link below would be greatly appreciated - https://tinyurl.com/ybpsvn9g
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.
- pdf Case for Change document (558 KB)
- pdf Appendix 1 - TSA Recomendations (6.99 MB)
- pdf Appendix 2 - TSA Principles and Criteria (85 KB)
- pdf Appendix 3 - Consultation Document (158 KB)
- pdf Appendix 4 - Communications and Engagement Plan/Health Equality Impact Assessment (433 KB)
- pdf Appendix 5 - British Society for Haematology Guidelines (148 KB)
- pdf Consultation Feedback Report (1.37 MB)
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.
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 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.