Involve Me - July 2016

What we're doing at the moment

GP Practice’s Patient Reference Group

We would like to meet with people who are members of the GP Practice’s Patient Reference Group to talk about how we could work together, to start an ongoing conversation that will benefit people across the city.

We know that, as members of your local Patient Reference Group, you want to make healthcare in Sheffield better, and we feel that collectively we could make more of a difference.

Please see here for further information.

We are planning to hold an initial meeting:
Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW
Date: Wednesday 27 July
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Refreshments will be provided. 

If you would like to join us, please call 0114 305 4609 or log onto to register your place.

News from our local partners

Download your Move More app and track your activity for Move More Month.

A world-first physical activity programme has been launched in Sheffield aiming to get 50,000 people in the city on the move in the run up to the Rio Olympics this summer.

The Move More Month – an innovative project from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield – is bringing together more than 20 local organisations to invite the people of Sheffield to get active and to record their physical activity during July to see how many combined minutes the city can clock up.

Read more about Move More Month here.
Using technology to help people manage long term conditions

A new programme has launched in Sheffield to test how technology can be used to improve health and social care. It’s called the Perfect Patient Pathway, which is one of seven national NHS ‘Test Bed’ programmes, and it aims to support people of all ages to stay independent and well for as long as possible.  

The programme will test lots of different technologies that will cover a range of physical and mental health conditions, and will include devices that can be used at home. It will look at how technologies can better help people manage their conditions. 

Date: Friday 22 July 2016 – choose either morning (10.30am - 1pm) or afternoon session (2pm to 4.30pm)
Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW
Information & book visit link:
Telephone: 0114 253 6688

National news

NICE Public Involvement Update – July 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 
Patients have their say on GP services

Patients have been giving feedback on their experiences of GP services by taking part in the annual GP Patient Survey, and the findings have now been published. Around 850,000 people took part, making it the biggest patient survey in the country.

Findings will help commissioners and healthcare providers to understand what is working and what needs to be improved. Patients and patient groups can access the figures, including breakdowns for their local areas and they can make use of a practice comparison tool
The Department of Health wants to hear from carers 

The Department of Health (DH) is developing a new strategy for carers that sets out how more can be done to support them. As part of this work, DH is seeking the views of carers, individuals who have someone who cares for them, businesses, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers. The closing date for responses has been extended to 31 July 2016. This will help to make sure DH hears from all those it would like to reach and understand the complex diversity of caring roles – both carers and those they care for. 
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wants to hear your views on how they can make data more useful  

The CQC wants to make changes to the NHS Patient Survey programme to ensure that it delivers maximum impact and value for those who use the results across the health and social care system.

If you would like to help to improve the programme, you can give your views via an online form before 21 July 2016.
Diabetes UK would like you to tell them what questions about Type 2 diabetes you most want answered by research into the condition.

They are seeking the views of people from different backgrounds including people with Type 2 diabetes, carers and healthcare professionals, with the aim of giving them a louder voice in research. Whether you’re a research expert or not, you can take part in the survey
NHS England website satisfaction survey

As part of continuing efforts to improve the NHS England website they would like to know how well they are doing to meet your needs and how satisfied you are with your visits to the website. Please share your views
Community Languages Information Standard - engagement and consultation events - July 2016
Poor communication affects how patients can access healthcare and their experiences of it. NHS England’s Equality and Health Inequalities Unit (EHIU) is working with the Race Equality Foundation to scope a Community Languages Information Standard.

This involves listening to the views of people, patients, and the public to develop what good interpreting services look like. Therefore, consultation and engagement events are taking place in July 2016 to help determine what a good interpreting service is, what the standard needs to include and how best practice be commissioned.

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.

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