Involve Me - November 2017 update

What we're doing at the moment

Making Urgent Care Work Better in Sheffield

There is less than a month left to take part in the 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.
Help shape hospital services across South Yorkshire

As Health and Care working together in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, we are reviewing five hospital services to see how they could be better delivered so that everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has equal access to high quality, safe care - now and in the future.

The five services include:
  • Care during pregnancy and for mother and baby (Maternity)
  • Care when you need it unexpectedly (Urgent and Emergency Care)
  • Care for poorly children who need a hospital service
  • Care for people who have a stroke
  • Care for stomach and intestine conditions including investigations (Gastroenterology and Endoscopy)
Join us and hear from doctors and nurses invovled and help shape your services.
Wednesday 6 December 2017
9:45am - 3pm
The Source, 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield. S9 1EA

Parking is available at Meadowhall and travel expenses can be claimed. A light lunch will also be provided.

Read more about the work at
You can also contribute to a survey here

Dance to health is a falls prevention scheme starting in Sheffield, January 2018.

The programme is aimed at older people who are relatively inactive and in danger of having a major fall.

Each session is 90 minutes of ‘dance’ followed by 30 minutes for refreshments and socialising.

The participants are asked to commit to the 26 week Improvement Programme, which is free to attend.

Taster sessions will be held on:

  • Monday 4 December, 10am-12pm, Stockbridge Community Leisure Centre
  • Wednesday 6 December, 10.00am-12.00pm, Saint Augustine’s, Brocco Bank
  • Thursday 7 December (Ladies Only)10.00am-12.00pm Verdon Street Recreation Centre

The programme will then start on:

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 10-12pm, St Augustine’s, Brocco Bank
  • Monday 8th January 2018,10am 12pm, Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre
  • Thursday 11th January 2018, 10am-12pm, Verdon Street Recreation Centre
To book call 01993 870 159 or email
Community Equipment Service

The Community Equipment Service (CES) in Sheffield is delivered by the British Red Cross. The British Red Cross deliver thousands of pieces of equipment every month to people of all ages across the city.

Children and adults alike are lent equipment free of charge to support them to remain independent in their home and in the wider community. 

The service would like to set up an Equipment User Group to help with reviewing of customer feedback and in making recommendations to improve the service.

The group will be made up of people who use the service (e.g. equipment users, family/carers) and staff from the British Red Cross and representatives from Sheffield City Council’s Commissioning Team. Members of the group will play a valuable role in ensuring the service continues to improve and meet the needs of local people.

Does this sound like you?
We would like to invite equipment users and family/carers to join the group who may have some of the following experience and skills:
  • Experience of using the community equipment service
  • Experience of using community equipment and adaptations
  • Able to put customers and community interests first
  • Able to review information and data
  • Confident taking part in discussions and decision making
  • Able to make recommendations to improve the service
  • Able to attend 90 minute meetings, 3-4 times a year
How can you get involved?
For more information and to register your interest please contact Liz McGrael – CES Commissioning Officer on Tel: (0114) 2052926 or Email:

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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