Involve Me - March 2016

What we're doing at the moment

Improving Cancer Care in Sheffield

In 2015/16 NHS Sheffield CCG and Sheffield City Council undertook work to understand the needs of Sheffield residents in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. We now wish to discuss these with Sheffield residents, including people living with and beyond cancer and their families and we have developed a leaflet to help with this, alongside some additional information with an outline of the potential areas of action for 2016/17.


More information about these opportunities can be found in the role descriptions found in the links above. If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact us on or 0114 305 4609.

What you've been telling us

We look at all the feedback that our local communities give us about health services. We then pull this feedback into themes which help us to make sure that the services we buy are right for our local population. You can see the latest themes here

News from our local partners

Discussion Forum and Public Meeting

Sheffield Health and Wellbeing Board have changed the format of our public meetings to allow for more opportunities for discussion between Board members and members of the public.

Join us on Thursday 31 March in the Town Hall for a:
  • Formal public meeting from 3-4.45pm
  • Discussion forum from 5-6pm
Formal public meeting
This will run from 3-4.45pm and there will be seats for members of the public to observe the meeting. Board members will be discussing:
  • Questions from members of the public. Why not attend and ask a question?
  • The Council's and the CCG's plans for 2016/17
  • Progress with the Better Care Fund
  • The work of the children's and adults' safeguarding boards and the Children's Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board
  • How we will be revising the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment this spring/summer.
Papers will be available online five working days before the meeting.
Discussion forum: children and young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health

The forum will inform attendees about the Future in Mind transformation plan which will develop Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services in Sheffield over the next 5 years. Attendees will have the chance to discuss the plan and future developments and see how things are changing for children and young people in Sheffield.

This will run from 5-6pm and places are limited. Find out more and register for your place.
Do you want to influence what eating disorder services are like in Sheffield?
Chilypep are running focus groups with young people to find out what they want from eating disorder services in Sheffield to help improve them for young people!

STAMP is a group of young people with experiences around mental ill health working to improve mental health services. We are work-ing with commissioners (who fund the services) to find out what young people want from Sheffield eating disorder services so we can make them better for young people. Come along and share your views at one of our focus groups:
  • Monday 25 April 5-7pm, City Centre venue
  • Saturday 30 April 12-2pm, City Centre venue
All information you give about services will be kept anonymous (unless there are safeguarding concerns).
For more information and to get involved please contact Laura Abbott, or text/ call 07966454451. You can also find further information here.

National news

NICE Update March 2016

Please find here this month’s Public Involvement Update from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

If you have any comments about the content of this update or ideas about what you’d like to see in the next edition, please contact 
Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016

Every year in May, Dying Matters and its coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.  The Awareness Week runs from 9-15 May and will have the theme 'The Big Conversation'.  There is an event in Birmingham during Awareness Week 2015, read more about this here

Find out how you can support the awareness week here:
Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies and service specifications - 5th Wave
NHS England has launched a consultation on a proposed number of new products for specialised services, (including service specifications and clinical commissioning policies). This is one of several public consultations on a proposed number of new draft products for specialised services which they now wish to test further with wider groups of stakeholders.

Who are NHS Sheffield CCG?

We are made up of 87 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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