Involve Me - January 2017

What we're doing at the moment
Shaping Sheffield Event

Organisations from across Sheffield have been coming together to talk about how we can improve health, care and wellbeing for people in the city. This has become known as 'Shaping Sheffield'.
We want Sheffield citizens to be involved so we can find solutions together that will benefit everybody. We would like you to be a part of this. Our next meeting is on:
Thursday 9 March 2017
9.30am to 2pm
Bramall Lane, Sheffield United Football Stadium, John Street Entrance S2 4SU
We will be talking about projects, along with what might stop them from working as well as they should, and how to overcome this.
If you would like to come along please visit
You can also take part in conversations online using #shapingsheffield on Twitter.
Patient Participation Groups across Sheffield

On 30 November 2016, we held the second ‘Patient Participations Groups across Sheffield’ meeting. We are now pleased to share with you a report of the meeting which can be found here.
The topics that were discussed were Transforming Primary Care and Prescribing. All the presentations, along with the report, are available to support PPGs to have discussions around these areas, if they should wish to do so.
We are already looking forward to our next ‘PPGs across Sheffield’ meeting, which has been scheduled for:
Thursday 16 March 2017
6 - 8pm

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield. S1 4FW

We will be announcing more details soon, but you can book now at

Check out our new
PPG resources webpage

Following feedback from PPG members, we have set up a dedicated resource section on our website. This page hosts templates and good examples of documents that patient groups may find useful, as well as reports and presentations from our previous 'PPGs across Sheffield' meetings.

We hope that this section will become a valuable resource for PPGs to share best practice and support each other. We would also welcome any suggestions of what other things that PPG members would like to see on there.
Deadline extended!
Have your say by Tuesday 14 February

People living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are being given more time to share their thoughts on proposals to change our region’s hyper acute stroke services, as well as some children’s surgery and anaesthesia services.
The proposals, incorporating public feedback, have been developed by Commissioners Working Together, a partnership of the region’s NHS clinical commissioning groups and NHS England to improve services across South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire - with the consultation being extended until Tuesday 14 February 2017.
Depending on where people live, some patients have better experiences and access to services than others and have come together to change it. If approved, the proposals would see some services no longer being carried out at Barnsley, Rotherham and Chesterfield Hospitals, with others becoming specialist centres for the whole region.
Until Tuesday 14 February 2017, members of the public are invited to share their views on the proposed option for the future of these services – with a final decision expected to be made by clinical commissioners in April.
Have your say on children’s surgery and critical stroke care here.
If you don’t have much time, you can complete quick polls about the consultations:
Or, if you want more detail, take a look at or call us on 0114 305 4487.
What's new in Neighbourhoods

You may remember the short article in September 2016’s newsletter around the ‘Neighbourhoods’ programme of work. Since then a lot of progress has been made and momentum continues to grow. 

There are now 16 defined Neighbourhoods within Sheffield City and each Neighbourhood is working on tackling health and social care priorities within its area. The work, which is led by GP Practices, will involve all key stakeholders across Sheffield as well as making sure that the Voluntary, Care and Faith sector play an important part in improving the quality of health and social care outcomes.

If you’d like to learn more about this important programme of work, and see which Neighbourhood your GP Practice belongs to, please visit the web links below.   A special bulletin for Neighbourhoods has also been launched; the link to the latest issue is below.
South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire Cancer Alliance

Our vision is to work together to reduce the risk of people developing cancer, quickly diagnose and treat those who do, and develop services based around the whole person, not just their cancer.

We will support people to be healthy, get the best and most appropriate treatment, stay healthy and pain free after recovery, and when needed, die with dignity; giving support to family members and carers.

To achieve our vision, we will work as a single team, with one budget, putting the person at the heart of what we do so they live well with and beyond cancer.


Next steps

To help us achieve our ambitions, over the coming months we will ensure everyone is given an opportunity to see and understand our plan so they can share their views, knowledge and experiences to help shape our work and the way we deliver cancer care in the future.

For full details of our plan and to have your say, please go to and complete the short form by Wednesday 15 March 2017.

Alternatively, you can let us know what you think by emailing or calling us on 0114 305 4487

News from our local partners

Research Event
Join Sheffield Teaching Hospital for this fascinating event to learn about the benefits that research can bring for patients. Hear leaders in their fields discuss:
  • Medical breakthroughs in neurosciences
  • Groundbreaking treatment for MS
  • The 100,000 Genomes Project
  • A journey through dementia
  • Innovations in coronary artery disease
  •  Advances in respiratory physiotherapy
  • Early phase cancer research trial
Venue - Medical Education Centre Northern General Hospital Refreshments and  light lunch provided

To register please contact or phone 0114 271 4322.

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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