Involve Me - November 2017

What we're doing at the moment

Making Urgent Care Work Better in Sheffield

We have recently launched a public consultation on how we can make urgent care work better for the people of Sheffield – this is treatment for minor illness and injuries that are urgent but not life threatening.

In summary, we want to:
  • Change the way people get urgent GP appointments
    Groups of GP practices will work together to offer urgent appointments within 24 hours. People will be assessed to decide if they need to be seen at their own GP practice or can be seen at a different GP practice in their local area.
  • Change where people would go for minor illness and injuries
    Currently, there is a walk-in centre in the city centre which treats minor illnesses and a minor injuries unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital that deals with adult minor injuries, while children with minor injuries are seen at the emergency department at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. These would be replaced with two urgent treatment centres at Northern General Hospital and Sheffield Children’s Hospital which would treat both minor illness and injuries and offer booked appointments as well as walk-in appointments.
  • Change where people go for urgent eye care
    Currently adults needing either urgent or emergency eye care are seen at the Emergency Eye Clinic at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. In the future, urgent appointments would be offered at locations across the city with extended opening times making it easier for people to get care closer to where they live. Emergency eye care (for sight-threatening conditions) would continue to be provided at the Hallamshire.
  • Improve the way people access services
    These changes would be supported by an improved system where people can contact their practice or 111 and be assessed over the phone. They will then be booked an appointment or signposted to the right place for the care they need.
To give your views, attend an event or find out more information, please visit our website:

Public meetings and drop-ins are open to everyone.
New Community Services

We're working with GPs and specialists from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to design a number of services that could be run in the community, therefore closer to home for most people.

The traditional way of GPs referring patients to hospital isn’t always necessary and we are moving more services into the community to help with this.

We are currently working on how we can best deliver these services in the community. This also gives us the chance to review and re-design care pathways so there is a greater focus on how patients can be supported to manage their conditions themselves.

There are four initial community services being developed:
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Gynaecology
  • Ear Nose Throat (ENT)
Your support is really important to us and we would welcome any general comments you may have to help us develop these services. If you are a current patient receiving treatment from any of the above services and would be keen to be involved we would like to hear from you.

Please email us at
Your views sought to help shape hospital services

Healthcare professionals across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield are coming together with patients and the public to help shape how hospital services could be delivered in the future to ensure local people continue to get safe, sustainable, high quality care.

Read more about the work at
Patient, public, clinicians and staff are invited to get involved. In the first instance this is via an online and paper-based survey. 

Please contribute to the survey here or request a paper copy by calling 0114 305 4487 or emailing

Who are NHS Sheffield CCG?

We are made up of 82 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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