Involve Me - March 2017

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South Yorkshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

People living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are being asked for their views on the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
The STP starts by saying there have been some big improvements in health and social care over the last 15 years. For example, people with cancer and heart conditions are experiencing better care and living longer.
However, people’s needs have changed, new treatments are emerging, the quality of care is variable and preventable illness is widespread. There will also be an estimated funding gap of £571 million if services continue to work in the way they are doing now.
Over the last 12 months, all health and care organisations across the region have worked together to develop a vision and a set of priorities to address these challenges and improve the health and wellbeing of their combined population. In partnership with Healthwatch Sheffield and Voluntary Action Sheffield, members of the public are now being asked to get involved.
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw plan is made up of five local plans – referred to as ‘place’ plans. Each place plan has been developed by local doctors, hospital chief executives, clinical commissioners, council officers and patient and voluntary sector groups.
All feedback will go to the Collaborative Partnership Board to be discussed before any future plans for services go forward. The conversation with the public will run until the end of March.
You can let us know what you think by completing our short survey here.

If you would like more information you can read the whole plan, a summary or watch a video using the below.
Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)
Find out more about Sustainability and Transformation Plans nationally

HealthWatch Sheffield and Voluntary Action Sheffield are holding an engagement event where you can chat about what’s being proposed and help guide how it develops.
20 March 2017
6 - 8pm
Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield. S1 2HH

Reminder: Patient Participation Groups across Sheffield Meeting 

As we have told you in previous Involve Me bulletins, we're holding our next Patient Participation Group (PPG) meeting on 16 March 2017 from 6-8pm at The Circle on Rockingham Lane

The event follows past meetings held between NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and General Practices to support PPGs across Sheffield. 

The topics of the meeting will focus around the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) and what it means for Sheffield.There will also be a discussion and sharing of experiences about developing PPGs, including:
  • Setup and recruitment
  • The role of a PPG
  • Pieces of work that PPGs can get involved in

Your can book your place now at or call us on 0114 305 4609.

An exciting opportunity to join the CCG

We're looking to recruit a Lay Member to be involved in the South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The role of the Lay Member is to support the Joint Committee in the delivery of its objectives and bring strategic insight and impartiality. The role will require an expertise in Sheffield local knowledge and an ability to work closely with GPs, hospital, local authority and other providers of primary and secondary care services. 

For further information and to apply online, please click here. 

News from our local partners

Patient Opinion merges with Care Opinion

From 1 May onwards, Patient Opinion will merge services with partner organisation Care Opinion.  The integrated service will aim to simplify processes and create a unified approach best suited for patients. There will be no immediate changes until 1 May 2017 and all existing leaflets, posters and promotional materials can be continued to be used. For further information, please click here.

National news

Proposals for Congenital Heart Disease Services

NHS England has launched a national consultation on the future of congenital heart disease services (CHD). The consultation seeks to ensure that all services throughout England are of the same standard to ensure high-quality service. This may, however, result in changes to where and how some patients receive CHD care.

NHS England has made the objective of providing information on their proposals and the potential impact that they may have for all people across the country. To read the consultation online please click here 

In order to gather the public's opinion, a series of events have been organised throughout the country. To share your views on the proposed changes, please complete the survey online by clicking here.

Who are NHS Sheffield CCG?

We are made up of 85 GP practices and are the organisation responsible for planning and buying many of the healthcare services for our local population of approximately 580,000 people.

We work with healthcare professionals, patients and the public, to deliver high quality, efficient and cost effective healthcare services for people across the whole of Sheffield.


What is Involve Me?

'Involve me' has been set up as a way of involving people who care about their local NHS and who would like to be kept up to date, or get involved and have their say, on commissioning decisions for the benefit of Sheffield people.

Thank you for your continued interest in NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and health and social care services across the City. We hope that you find this information interesting and would like to contribute to our work. We'd love to hear your thoughts about our newsletter.
Thank you once again for getting involved with healthcare services locally and don’t forget to pass the message on so we can reach as many people as possible!

Engagement team
NHS Sheffield CCG

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