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Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance – Get Involved

Our Cancer Alliance brings together all the organisations that commission and provide cancer services in the Humber, Coast and Vale region. Together, we are working to improve early diagnosis, survival, quality of life and patient experience for people with cancer. We are committed to ensuring that the voices of people affected by cancer are at the heart of service improvements. So if you are a patient, family member, carer or friend, we would love you to get involved.

We are currently seeking a patient representative for the Cancer Alliance System Board and a Public and Patient Voices Forum Member for the NHS Cancer Programme. For more information and to apply, please visit https://hcvcanceralliance.org.uk/get-involved-2/. By championing the patient, service user, carer and family perspective, you can help make sure that the care provided is what people really need.

To find out more about Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance, you can visit our website, read our quarterly newsletters, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Research about home care

The University of York has embarked upon a three-year programme to increase the quantity and quality of research about home care. You can find out more about it here: https://www.york.ac.uk/spru/projects/home-instead-research-programme/ Home care affects the lives of very many people but there is not very much research evidence about how best to provide it. The researchers want to understand about carers’ experiences of home care and what they think are the most important topics / issues to be researched. They will be holding Zoom meetings during June and July to talk to small groups of carers about this. Alternatively, carers who don’t want/are unable to join a Zoom meeting can offer their views via email or phone call.

Please contact Gareth O’Rourke if you would like to find out more about the research programme or you are interested in attending one of the meetings / participating in another way. Gareth’s contact details are:

Gareth O’Rourke. Home Instead Research Fellow

email: gareth.orourke@york.ac.uk

call or text: 07385 430880

NHS England and Improvement have committed through Investment and Evolution and GP Contract Update to deliver a single, combined access offer through the Network Contract Direct Enhanced Service (DES), bringing together the current extended hours funding under the DES and the CCG commissioned extended access services. The nationally consistent offer is to be developed and discussed with GPC England and patient groups, reflecting what works best in existing local schemes. The transfer of responsibility and funding will take place in April 2022.

NHS E/I Patient Engagement Workshops

We are also committed to exploring, as an option, an expanded role for PCNs in joining up and running urgent care services in the community, as part of a wider ambition to better integrate primary and urgent care services.

Building on the learning from the access review and COVID, we have developed a high level vision which delivers access to the right service at the right time, and in the right place (regardless of when the patient makes contact whether that is via face to face, telephone or video appointments).

As part of our ambition to improve access to general practice services, we would like to invite you to join us at a virtual workshop for patients and patient organisations on 17th June at 10am – 2pm.  The aims of the workshop are:

  • to share feedback from recent engagement on
  • current models of delivery and what we have learned from them and
  • how they are shaping our approach for improving extended access; and
  • to listen and learn from patient and the public’s experiences of access to general practice services, exploring:
  • What are patient preferences for access to general practice services in extended hours?
  • How do we make sure patients understand how to access general practice services?  Can this be more intuitive?
  • Do preferences differ by patient group and what are the implications of that?

The outputs from the workshops will be analysed for themes, trends and patient stories.  The findings will be added to other gathered evidenced and views and feed into policy discussions for improving access and where appropriate contribute to case studies.

Please email Erika.sutcliffe@nhs.net to confirm your attendance and an invitation with links will be sent to you. 

If you are unable to join a meeting or you prefer, we can send a template for you to give feedback on the themes we are discussing at the event.

Healthwatch Covid-19 Vaccinations Survey

Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire would like to hear from you about what you think about the Covid-19 Vaccinations, whether you intend to have the vaccinations when offered it and if you have already had the vaccination what you thought about it.

To get involved go to www.healthwatch-england.citizenlab.co/en/projects/covid-19-vaccinations

Healthwatch Repeat Prescription Survey

Do you live within the Humber and have used the Repeat Prescription Service throughout the pandemic? The Healthwatch Humber Network needs you to take two minutes to tell them about your experience using the link https://surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hwhprescription

Local Hospital Trust website survey

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is reviewing its public facing website and wants to hear about your experiences of using the site at www.nlg.nhs.uk  

Your feedback can help improve the website and how the Trust shares information on its services with the local community.  

Whether you have used the site to find information about a particular service, to find a telephone number for a ward or department, to look up a consultant or for any other reason please take five minutes to complete this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/nlag-email