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Your update for August

Welcome to your monthly update of local NHS news and opportunities to help shape health services in Sheffield. If you have any comments or queries, please feel free to email us.

Join us for the next PPG Network meeting on

Thursday 13 September 2108
6pm - 8pm
at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield. S1 4FW

Meet with PPG members from across Sheffield to talk about some of the pressing issues and developments of health care in Sheffield.

Book your place online
or call us on 0114 305 4609​

Choosing a Community Ophthalmology provider

Building on the success of the Community Ophthalmology service in Sheffield, we are looking to choose a provider to carry on the successful service when the current contract ends next year.

We would like to invite a local person to assist us in deciding on the successful provider. You can find out more here.

If you would like to express an interest in taking part contact us on
or 0114 305 4609
before 10 September 2018.

8 in 10 Sheffield patients rate Sheffield GP practices as ‘good’


The results of the latest national GP survey paints a positive picture for Sheffield with 83% of patients rating their GP practice as ‘very good’ or ‘fairly good’. We heard from over 8,000 patients from across the 81 GP practices in the city.
Each practice was ranked on a number of different criteria - specific successes for Sheffield included 89% of those surveyed agreeing that GP receptionists were helpful. Sheffield also ranked higher than the national averages for patients getting enough support to help manage long term health conditions (with 80% of patients agreeing), and for healthcare professionals recognising and/or understanding any mental health needs patients had had during their time at the practice (with 88% patients agreeing).

Thinking about health and people with learning disabilities event

Thursday 20 September 2018
11am - 3pm
at Showroom and Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield. S1 2BX

This FREE event is about what people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters need to know about some important health issues:
  • Weight and the importance of being a healthy weight
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Flu jabs and other ways to stop getting flu
It is also about what people with learning disabilities, families and supporters can do so that people with learning disabilities can live better, healthier lives.

Long Term Plan for Cancer in the NHS

Cancer survival rates are higher than ever, and fewer people are dying from their cancer. This is testament to the dedication of NHS staff across the country, the work of patient groups, charities and many others across health and care, and to great advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. But we know that there is more to do so that every patient has the best chance of survival and receives the very best treatment and care.
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance want to hear from you about your experiences and priorities for cancer care in England over the next five years.

GP online services guide for Patient Participation Group members

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) play an important role supporting GP practices, particularly in engaging with patients.

A new guide has been created to help PPG members support their GP practices in encouraging patients to sign up for GP Online Services. The guide - Patient Participation Groups: What you need to know about GP Online Services gives ideas and tips that PPG members can use to support their GP practices, as well as resources, to help promote the use of GP Online Services.

There is also a series of FREE webinars aimed at PPG members to help them understand all about GP online services and how they can support their local practice in getting more patients to register for this service. There are a number of dates over the next few months.

Sign up to a webinar here

Maternal Mental Health

Having a baby is one of the biggest life choices you can make. This can affect both the person who is giving birth and their partner's mental health. We want to know more about people's experiences of mental health support when planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy, at the birth of their child and afterwards.

Healthwatch England are leading some research into experiences of maternal mental health. They’re seeking views from women who have been pregnant or had babies in the past three years

Patient and Public Voice partners for Digital Health Programmes

NHS England needs expert Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners for a variety of groups who have an understanding of the health and care system nationally, regionally and locally.

The roles will help ensure patients’ views are heard within these groups by constructively challenging, as well as offering insight, and views from a patient/citizen perspective.
If you would like to receive an application pack in other formats please contact
NHS Sheffield CCG works with healthcare professionals, patients and the public to deliver high quality, efficient and cost effective healthcare services for people across the whole of Sheffield. You can learn more about our engagement work here.

'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 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!

The Engagement Team
NHS Sheffield CCG
722 Prince of Wales Road
Sheffield, S9 4EU
United Kingdom

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