The CCG has a number of ways in which it engages with patients and the public on an on-going basis. However, there are some occasions when the CCG is required to carry out a formal consultation. This is usually when the CCG is considering a change to existing services and the CCG wants to seek the views and opinions of its patients.
Any consultations that are currently taking place will be listed on this page.
Your views on Healthwatch Staffordshire - 20 August 2017
Engaging Communities Staffordshire has been delivering the Healthwatch Staffordshire service since it started in April 2013. This contract with the County Council is due to end on 31 March 2018. As a result, the Council will be going out to tender for the provision of the service later this year. To support this exercise, a public consultation is taking place to help inform the way they commission the Healthwatch service. They have developed a short survey - please click here to complete the public survey- closing date for all completed surveys is 20 August 2017.
South Staffordshire Draft Equality and Inclusion Strategy
July 2017: Cannock Chase, Stafford and Surrounds and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCGs asked for feedback on the Draft Equality & Inclusion Strategy 2017 to 2020. Feedback has now been received and the attached action plan has been developed pdf Equality and Inclusion Strategy Action Plan 2017 2020 (120 KB) . The updated strategy can be found pdf here (701 KB) .
Conversation Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
November - December 2016: Healthwatch Staffordshire and Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent ran 10 public events in November and December 2016. The focus of these events will be the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), with senior managers and clinicians on hand to set out plans and answer questions. Read more.
Patient engagement model
November 2016 - June 2017: Cannock Chase CCG, Stafford and Surrounds CCG and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG are working together to review their models for engaging with patients and the public. Around 30-40 representatives from Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), Patient Councils and Community and Voluntary organisations attended a workshop on 2 November in Hednesford. The group focused on strengths and weaknesses of current models before suggesting various ideas for improvement and simplification of the system. A smaller working group took these actions further. Following another workshop in February 2017 and April 2017, a new model of face to face engagement was formed and launched on 5 July.
Equality and Diversity Public Grading Event
January - April 2016: The Equality Delivery System (EDS) is about treating all patients, carers and staff fairly. It is about making sure everyone has a say in how healthcare services involve and listen to all local people. Along with South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG, we held public and staff events in early 2016. Read the report.
September - October 2014: a six-week consultation on proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at County Hospital, Stafford.
- pdf Case for Change document (558 KB)
- pdf Appendix 1 - TSA Recommendations (6.99 MB)
- pdf Appendix 2 - TSA Principles and Criteria (85 KB)
- pdf Appendix 3 - Consultation Document (158 KB)
- pdf Appendix 4 - Communications and Engagement Plan/Health Equailty Impact Assessment (433 KB)
- pdf Appendix 5 - British Society for Haematology Guidelines (148 KB)
- Consultation Feedback Report
Minor Injuries Unit
September 2014: a four-week consultation on proposals to reduce the opening hours at the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Cannock.
Out of Hours Service
August 2014: consultation to seek views on what people think is required from an Out of Hours Service.
Patients in Control
July 2014: consultation to seek views on what really matters to patients and carers and, in particular, what help and support that people need to manage and make decisions about their own health and wellbeing.
Support for Carers
July 2014: consultation to seek views on what unpaid carers and young carers think about the services and support available and to work with them to improve things in the future.
Consultations currently being undertaken by our partner organisations:
University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM)
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have created an online survey aimed at gathering patient and community views on Children’s Emergency Services at County Hospital in Stafford, prior to the College’s independent review. The RCPCH is particularly interested in hearing from members of the public who have used the Children’s Emergency Service in the last 12 months at County Hospital. However, they are also seeking the thoughts of the wider Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent community. Click here to complete the survey which closes in January 2017.
NHS England works with NHS staff, patients, stakeholders and the public to improve the health outcomes for people in England. Visit the NHS England website to view their current consultations
Department of Health
You can give your views on new or changing government policies by responding to consultations. Government departments take these responses into consideration before making decisions. Visit the Department of Health website for any national consultations.