Past Opportunities

Scroll down to see the Past Opportunities that have been available on the Accord website!

Please note, these opportunities are now all closed. Take a look at our Current opportunities page to see which opportunities we have available for you to get involved with us now.

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Have your say on Children and Young People's Bowel and Bladder Services in NEL

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group are reviewing Children and Young People’s Bowel and Bladder services in North East Lincolnshire and want to hear your views about the services.

We would like to hear from parents, children and young people who have accessed local services such as;  Health Visitor, School Nurse, Family Hub, Community Continence Nurse Specialist, GP or Hospital for support with Bladder and Bowel problems.  We are keen to find out about the quality of information, support, care, and treatment you or your child received.  We want to understand what worked well and what you feel could be improved.

The responses that we receive will help us to understand the needs of the people who use these services in North East Lincolnshire and will help us to design a service that meets those needs.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous.

To access the survey online, please click here. If you would like us to post you a hard copy of the survey, please call us on 0300 3000 567.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Opportunity to comment on the Draft Adult Strategy for North East Lincolnshire

Some ACCORD members will be aware that the adult services review delivered its final report at the end of 2018, and made a number of recommendations for improvements to the way local health and care commissioners and providers work together to help those who need support.  The final report can be accessed via the CCG’s website at  https://www.northeastlincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/publications/   

As part of the CCG and Council’s effort to address the recommendations from the review, we have created an Adult Strategy, which will replace the Adult Social Care Strategy 2015-18.  The new strategy focuses on the health and care services/ support which help adults to be well and independent, although the hope is that it can have a wider influence on other services/ support which contribute to wellbeing.  We aim to be more effective by focusing on clear, shared objectives.   

We would like to provide ACCORD members with an opportunity to make comments on the strategy.  If you can spare the time to read it, we ask that you note –

  • the intention is to make the document as short and user friendly as possible.  The strategy is brief and high level only (currently around 6 pages)   
     
  • the strategy will be illustrated with some pictures/ graphics which are NOT yet included, drawing on ideas from other documents; you are viewing it in its ‘pre-design’ state!
     
  • the action plan which will attach to the final version will draw on actions from the adult services review, but is not yet available; this will provide further detail.

To view the DRAFT strategy, please click here.

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NHS Long Term Plan - What Would You Do?

People in North East Lincolnshire are being encouraged to answer a survey on how local NHS services could be improved in the region in the future.

The NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, outlines how the NHS will improve patient care and health outcomes over the next 10 years. It also requires regional partnerships to develop their own five-year plans which outline what changes are required in their local area to make health and care services better for the people who use them.

The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s Long Term Plan will describe how the Partnership will deliver the requirements of the NHS Long Term Plan in the Humber, Coast and Vale area - Hull and East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and the Vale of York.

Local Healthwatch organisations – led by Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire – are undertaking a programme of engagement on the NHS Long Term Plan across the Humber, Coast and Vale area. Their #WhatWouldYouDo campaign runs until the end of April and consists of online surveys and a range of engagement events.                                                                                                               

People can share their views on how local NHS services in North East Lincolnshire can be improved in future by completing the following surveys:

For general feedback please click here

For feedback on specific conditions (cancer, heart and lung disease, mental health conditions, dementia, learning disability, autism and LTC conditions such as diabetes and arthritis) please click here

Matthew Fawcett, Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire Manager, said: “We know that the NHS only works when people’s voices are heard. This is a once in a generation chance for local people to help decide where this extra money from Government should be spent in our NHS services.

“We want to hear from as many people, groups and communities as possible to ensure the local plans reflect the needs of our population. We want to hear about what works, what doesn’t and how people think local health services should be improved. No matter how big or small the issue, we want to hear about it. Sharing your experience with us is quick and easy - and could make a big difference.”

For more information on #WhatWouldYouDo, please visit https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/what-would-you-do

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Are you (or your partner) having a baby? The local Maternity Voices Partnership want to hear your views!

The local Maternity Voices Partnership is a parent-led group of maternity service users and their representatives working together with people who pay for and provide maternity services in your area to improve maternity care.

They want to hear your views about how information is shared about choices in pregnancy (such as where to give birth) with women and their partners. They need to know the best way to share that information so it is quick, easy and clear for mums-to-be to see.

The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and is open until 31st May.

All responses are anonymous. A summary of the anonymous data will be shared with partners working with them to improve maternity care.

Thank you for your support!

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How can digital technology improve health and care services?

Share your ideas at a focus group in Grimsby on Tuesday, 4th June to help shape how health and care services are delivered in your area.

Across Humber, Coast and Vale we are looking for ways to harness the latest digital technology and innovation to transform the way we deliver health and care services.

To achieve this important objective, the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is developing a digital strategy and wants people who live and work in the area to have the opportunity to shape this strategy.

The Partnership is holding several focus groups in the region to give our people the opportunity to share their views.

When: Tuesday, 4th June 2019 (10am-11.30am)

Where: Humber Royal Hotel, Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, DN34 4LX

If you use local health or care services, or have an interest in technology, we would love to hear from you.

To register for this event, please email: hullccg.hcvstppmo@nhs.net

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Invitation to Share Experiences of Dementia Care

What's the point in creating services for people with dementia if you don't listen to people with dementia?

An event is being held in June to hear your views about local dementia services.

The Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership want to listen to people living with a diagnosis of dementia to help them provide better support around and following the time of diagnosis.

Event details:

Friday 7th June 2019, 10.30am- 12.30pm

Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN33 1HE

Refreshments will be provided.

To find out more information or to ask for transport to enable you to get to the meeting, please contact Damian Murphy by phone: 07927 405 854 or email: damian@myid.org.uk

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Carers UK want your views!

Each year Carers UK runs the 'State of Caring Survey' and last year, the survey was completed by over 7,000 carers.

The survey aims to find out what it is like to be a carer in 2019 and is the UK's most comprehensive research into the lives and experiences of carers.

The survey closes on 24th May 2019 and takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

More information can be found on the Carers UK website.

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Equality and Diversity in healthcare – the NHS belongs to all

Invitation for community members to attend a practical workshop

Do you have a keen interest in local health and care services?  Do you believe that fairness and inclusion are important factors in the delivery of health and care services?  The CCG and the Hospital Trust is looking for community members to help us ensure all people whatever their background have fair access to health services according to their needs.

During this workshop we will look at the legal and policy context the NHS operates in, and how Equality Impact Assessments help to ensure the NHS has  ‘due regard’ in our decision making about policies, procedures and service plans.  We will then put this into practice by considering the effects of current service plan/policy and explore together how we can ensure different groups protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010 are not disadvantaged.

This is a free workshop which will be facilitated by Karl Portz, Equalities Lead at Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust and takes place on Tuesday 27th February from 1pm to 4pm at the Meeting Room, Freeman Street Market, Grimsby.

Places are limited – to register your interest please telephone 0300 3000 567 or email nelccg.accord@nhs.net

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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The Way Forward IV

Join local NHS clinicians and commissioners to discuss our ambitious plans for health and care services.

Thursday March 14th 1pm to 4pm

at the Humber Royal Hotel, or

Twilight session

Tuesday March 19th 5pm to 7pm

Centre4, Wootton Rd, Grimsby, DN33 1HE

NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust are working together to host the latest opportunity for local people to get involved in health and care services.

Join CCG Chief Executive, Rob Walsh; Trust Chief Executive, Dr Peter Reading and Medical Director Dr Kate Wood to discuss what the NHS Long Term plan means for patients, carers and staff in North East Lincolnshire.

Rob Walsh, Chief Executive, NELCCG Dr Kate Wood, Medical Director, NLaG Dr Peter Reading, Chief Executive, NLaG

“As a health system, we are looking forward to joining forces to hold our fourth Way Forward event” said Rob Walsh, Chief Executive of the CCG. “This is your chance to find out what is happening locally and to share your opinions and ideas with us. Holding exciting events like this provides us with real insight and makes a tangible impact on how we plan for the future and allocate resources for the benefit of the community we serve.”

As usual, there will be the opportunity for everyone to get involved. We will be using our 'ask the audience' voting handsets and will be holding a question and answer panel with local NHS health and social care leaders.

For people who are unable to attend during the day, there will be a ‘Bite-sized’ version of the event on March 19 from 5pm at Centre 4, Wootton Road, Grimsby.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by sending an email to nelccg.accord@nhs.net or by ringing the engagement team on 0300 3000 567.

If you have any access requirements, please let us know so that we can support you to participate fully in this event. You can email nelccg.accord@nhs.net or call us on 0300 3000 567.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Humber Acute Services Review - Complex Rehabilitation workshops

Have you or someone you care for used the Complex Managed Rehabilitation services at Hull or Goole?

Are you interested in helping us to shape the future of complex rehab services in the Humber?

If yes, then please come along to one of our workshops to share your experiences and help us to make local services better for people like you.

Friday 15th February, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE

or

Wednesday 6th March, 12noon to 2.00pm

Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

The workshops are open to all and free to attend, however, we ask that you please register your attendance online or by calling us on 01482 344711.

If you are a patient/carer/family member living in North East Lincolnshire and wish to attend this session we may be able to help you with your travel/transport costs – please call us on 0300 3000 567.

If you have any access requirements, please let us know so that we can support you to participate fully in this event. You can email humber.acutereview@nhs.net or call us on 01482 344711.

You can also register online by visiting:

Register online (Goole)

Register online (Hull)

These workshops are part of a series linked to the Humber Acute Services Review, which is looking at a range of hospital services across five hospitals in the Humber area:

  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Goole Hospital
  • Castle Hill Hospital
  • Hull Royal Infirmary

You can find out more about the review on our website: www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk/humberacutereview

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Humber Acute Services Review - Neurology services workshop

Have you used Neurology services recently?

Do you or someone you know have a neurological condition?

Are you interested in helping us to shape the future of neurology services in the Humber?

If yes, then please come along to one of our workshops to share your experiences and help us to make local services better for people like you.

Friday 15th February, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE
or
Wednesday 6th March, 12noon to 2.00pm
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
or
Thursday 7th March, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Iron Bar Room, Scunthorpe United, Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD


The workshops are open to all and free to attend, however, we ask that you please register your attendance online or by calling us on 01482 344711.

If you are a patient/carer/family member living in North East Lincolnshire and wish to attend this session we may be able to help you with your travel/transport costs – please call us on 0300 3000 567.

If you have any access requirements, please let us know so that we can support you to participate fully in this event. You can email humber.acutereview@nhs.net or call us on 01482 344711.

You can also register online by visiting:

Register Online (Goole)
Register Online (Hull)
Register Online (Scunthorpe)

These workshops are part of a series linked to the Humber Acute Services Review, which is looking at a range of hospital services across five hospitals in the Humber area:

  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Goole Hospital
  • Castle Hill Hospital
  • Hull Royal Infirmary

You can find out more about the review on our website: www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk/humberacutereview.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Humber Acute Services Review - Stroke services workshop

Have you or someone you care for had a stroke?
Do you have experience of stroke services or support someone who does?
Are you interested in helping us to shape the future of stroke services in the Humber?

If yes, then please come along to one of our workshops to share your experiences and help us to make local services better for people like you.

Friday 15th February, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE
or
Wednesday 6th March, 12noon to 2.00pm
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
or
Thursday 7th March, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Iron Bar Room, Scunthorpe United, Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD

The workshops are open to all and free to attend, however, we ask that you please register your attendance online or by calling us on 01482 344711.

If you are a patient/carer/family member living in North East Lincolnshire and wish to attend this session we may be able to help you with your travel/transport costs – please call us on 0300 3000 567.

If you have any access requirements, please let us know so that we can support you to participate fully in this event. You can email humber.acutereview@nhs.net or call us on 01482 344711.

You can also register online by visiting:

Register Online (Goole)
Register Online (Hull)
Register Online (Scunthorpe)

These workshops are part of a series linked to the Humber Acute Services Review, which is looking at a range of hospital services across five hospitals in the Humber area:

  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Goole Hospital
  • Castle Hill Hospital
  • Hull Royal Infirmary

You can find out more about the review on our website: www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk/humberacutereview

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Colorectal & Prostate Focus Groups - Wednesday 6th February

The Humber, Coast & Vale Cancer Alliance are running a patient engagement event in order to better understand the patient experiences of people accessing their Colorectal and Prostate Cancer services.

If you have been affected by, or had Colorectal or Prostate Cancer, they would like to hear your experience

Please note, this opportunity has now closed

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Patient & Public Voice Partners needed!

NHS England is seeking to recruit Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners to join the Steering Group for the Quality of Life after cancer treatment project.

The group has been established to support NHS England to deliver a pilot project. The aim of the pilot project is to test whether collecting data about Quality of Life from cancer patients can help us to better understand quality of life after cancer.

The role of  PPV Partners on the committee will be to:

  • Represent a range of people affected by cancer who use health services in England.
  • Use their experience and knowledge to provide advice on how proposals may impact on people with cancer.
  • Draw on the views and experience of other cancer support or community groups (if they are a member), so that the work is informed by a broad range of perspectives.
  • Constructively challenge the thinking of healthcare professionals where/when necessary.

PPV Partners can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day (more than four hours) or £75 per half day (four hours or less) for an estimated commitment of six days per year.

NHS England will reimburse standard rate travel expenses and subsistence in line with the NHS England Patient and Public Voice Expenses policy. Membership of the group is for 12 months initially, at which point membership will be reviewed.

For more information: NHS England Participation Opportunities

To request an application pack, please contact Bijal.Purohit@nhs.net

Please note, this opportunity has now closed

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Developing a patient safety strategy for the NHS

NHS Improvement is developing proposals for a new national patient safety strategy to support the NHS to be the safest healthcare system in the world.

The strategy is being developed alongside the NHS Long Term Plan and will be relevant to all parts of the NHS, be that physical or mental health care, in or out of hospital and primary care.

To make sure the strategy works for patients, NHS staff and providers, we are consulting on our proposals. Your opinions will help to shape and refine the final version of the national patient safety strategy, which it is intended will be published in the Spring. For further information and to take part, please click here.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed

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Humber Acute Services Review - Patient Involvement Event

Have you or someone you care for been looked after in an Intensive Care Unit or accessed Cardiology Services in the Humber area? Would you like to shape how these services in the Humber are delivered in the future?

If so, these workshops which are being run as part of the Humber Acute Services Review are your opportunity to get involved. Further details on how to book your place are included in the attached posters.

Cardiology workshop

Critical Care workshop.

This opportunity has now closed

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Get involved in your local NHS

The CCG is looking for enthusiastic Accord members for a number of new volunteer community lead roles. Community Leads work closely with clinicians and managers in Triangles to design and improve commissioned services. The new opportunities are:

Mental Health and Disabilities

This Triangle covers Health and Adult Social Care commissioning across a wide range of Mental Health, Learning Disability, and Physical Disability issues. The previous community lead has stepped down at the end of their term of office so this role is now vacant.

Long Term Conditions (new role)

Long term conditions are health problems that can't be cured but can be controlled by medication or other therapies. The focus of work for this triangle includes respiratory, cardiology, diabetes and prediabetes, stroke and ophthalmology.

Patient Experience (new role)

The Patient Experience Community Lead will work with members of the CCG Quality team to gather information about patients, carers and families experiences of the care they receive through complaints, comments and compliments to identify opportunities for improvements.

What is it like being a Community Lead for the CCG?

We asked one of our existing Community Leads, Christine Foreman about her experience in the role.

Q - What is your role Christine?

A - I work with Nicola McVeigh and Dr Sinha on the Community Care Triangle. We cover a range ofservices to support people to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible at home.

Q - What do you enjoy about it?

A - I have been involved in the local community for many years. I am able to share that practical knowledge and make a meaningful contribution to plans.

Q - What support do you receive?

A - Nicola and the team at the CCG are an inspiration to work with and are very supportive.

Q - What are Community Forum meetings like?

A - We receive updates about current health and social care plans. We exchange ideas and information about issues relevant to our individual roles.

Q - What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about becoming a community lead?

A - If you want to share the knowledge and experience you have gained from life itself, and want to carry on learning, apply to be a community lead. It can be frustrating at times but overall it is very rewarding.

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Interested? If you would like to find out more about these opportunities before deciding to apply please come and meet with the clinical and service leads at an informal information session on:

Thursday January 24th from 12.30pm to 2pm at the Fairway Suite, Humber Royal Hotel.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by email to nelccg.accord@nhs.net or phone 0300 3000 567

 

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Joined Up Yorkshire & Humber

The NHS and your local council collect a lot of information about you. At the moment different sections of the council and the NHS can’t view all the health and care information about you, even when this would help provide better care and services.

The NHS and local councils in Yorkshire and Humber want to find out your views about what sort of information should be used to improve the healthcare and services you receive and to help make Yorkshire and Humber a better place for everybody.

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We're "Getting Better Together" but we can't do it without you!

Health and social care really matter to everyone and local people are being invited to help the local NHS shape the future of these important services.

The organisation that plans and buys health and care services in North East Lincolnshire and the Trust that runs Grimsby hospital are holding an event on Thursday September 13th 10am – 1pm at the Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby, DN34 4LX.

‘Getting Better Together’ is open to all, so people can find out how the local NHS is tackling some of the challenges it faces and give their views on future plans using voting handsets.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) has been working with colleagues at NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the CCG’s public membership group Accord to develop an interactive and informative programme. 

There will be a presentation from NLaG chief executive Dr Peter Reading who will focus on the Trust’s performance and progress. The CCG will also provide an update about commissioning for health and social care services, as well the latest news on GP recruitment and primary care developments. As part of the event there will also be a question and answer session.

Dr Reading said: “This is people’s opportunity to come and talk to us about our future plans for services, to hear how we are improving the quality of care for our local population and to raise any issues or concerns they may have about their local hospital or services.”

Liz Read, chair of Accord, said: “Local people are involved in health and social care every step of the way in North East Lincolnshire, from working with the CCG to plan and design services, helping people improve their own wellbeing to simply supporting their friends and neighbours to access the care and advice they need.

“If you want to be more involved, this event is a great opportunity to find out how you can play a part in our local services.”

The meeting will be followed by the CCG’s annual general meeting.

Can’t make that date? Why not join us on Wednesday 19 September 5pm – 7pm at Centre4, Wootton Road, DN33 1HE for our twilight session?

Please note this event has now taken place.

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Humber Acute Services Review – Update

22 March 2018

The Review Steering Group has today published an Issues Paper to support public, patient and staff engagement in the work of the review. The purpose of this document is to set out some of the big challenges the NHS and other health and care bodies in the Humber area are facing. It describes some of the work that NHS bodies, local Councils and other health and care organisations are doing in partnership to help improve local heath and care services.

The Issues Paper is not a formal consultation document. It has been produced in order to start a conversation with local people, staff and other interested parties. The partners involved in conducting the review want to ensure we have many ways to listen to views and experiences from a range of patients, carers, staff groups, clinicians, community groups and other organisations.

We hope, through this issues paper, to highlight some of the really difficult challenges that our local health and care system is facing in the Humber area and welcome thoughts and ideas about how best to respond to them from a wide range of people.

You can read the issues paper on our website or request a paper copy via the contact details below.

To provide your feedback and ideas, you can contact us or fill out an online survey.

Write to us:

Humber Acute Services Review, c/o NHS Hull CCG, 2nd Floor, Wilberforce Court, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 1UY.

Email us: humber.acutereview@nhs.net

Phone us: 01482 344711

Visit our website: www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk/humberacutereview

Follow us on Twitter: @HCV_STP

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An alternative way to get a consultation with your GP

NHS England is supporting local GP practices to offer Online Consultations. These are an alternative way for patients and carers to have a consultation with their practice.

Using a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone; patients and carers will get the appropriate response from the most relevant member of the general practice team including a GP to get a prescription, a referral to a hospital or clinic, advice on how to manage symptoms or signposting to another service. If necessary, an appointment will be made for you to come into the surgery.

Online Consultations are designed to be an alternative, quicker, easier and more convenient service for those who can’t get to their practice or who don’t want to wait for the next available appointment.

This should also help GP practices to reach more patients and manage appointments more effectively.

Lots of people are already using their practice websites to make an appointment, get test results, order a repeat prescription or to view their summary records, so this is a simply a further service being made available to current systems.

We want to find out what the public think about Online consultations.

Theshort survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and we would really like to hear what you think.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire are recruiting for it's Independent Strategic Advisory Board

The purpose of Healthwatch is to give patients and the wider public a powerful voice, ensuring that their views and experiences are heard by those who plan and deliver health and social care services, giving people a real say over how their local health and social care services are run. Healthwatch was established as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and as a result has a number of legal powers to enable it to fulfil this function.

Meeting New Horizons (MNH) have recently been awarded the contract to continue the delivery of Healthwatch in North East Lincolnshire, and are currently recruiting members to join their Independent Strategic Advisory Board (ISAB).

The central purpose of the ISAB is to ensure a winning strategy for Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire and be a strategic partner to senior management. The ISAB will give robust scrutiny of delivery plans to ensure the overall strategy of Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire meets the needs of the residents of North East Lincolnshire. They will also have responsibility for maintaining and safeguarding the independence, probity and transparency of Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire.

Healthwatch are interested in receiving applications from those who have proven knowledge of expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • patient and public engagement
  • children and young people
  • marketing and communications
  • health and social care
  • volunteer management
  • strategic leadership

This is a voluntary role and members will be required to meet at least four times a year to fulfil the functions of the ISAB.

All applicants will be assessed against the enclosed role description.

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Invitation to Carers to be part of the NEL Carers Support Service retender

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for carers to be part of the NEL Carers Support Service tender panel, to ensure that carers receive a voice in choosing the provider for the service in the future.

If you are a carer who is interested in being involved in the tender panel and to find out more information, please click here.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

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Carers Support Service re-tender. Further consultation.

The CCG has finished our first round of consultation with the community of NEL which has informed the development of the DRAFT NEL Carers Support Service specification, for the service to be delivered from 1st April 2019.

We have drafted a brief summary of the service specification, as we wanted to make sure we have included correctly the responses from the community of NEL, recieved during the first phase of consultation. Unfortunately we are not in a position to circulate the full specification as this is a confidential document until the tender is launched summer 2018.

We kindly ask that you review the NEL carers support service model overview and answer the three questions at the end of the document. Please click here to view the document. 

Please note, this consultation has now closed.

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Why do people get involved in their community? – Research project

Katie Thomas, Communications and Engagement Officer at North and North East Lincolnshire CCG is studying for a foundation degree in Leadership and Management and part of this includes a workplace project. Katie has chosen to investigate why people get involved in community, civic or volunteer activities. The findings from this project will be shared with the CCG to help us develop rewarding involvement opportunities for local people.

Katie is asking people who get involved in their community to complete this survey and would appreciate your views. 

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QQLB66Q

The survey is anonymous and personal information will not be obtained. The data collected from this survey will be included in a project portfolio which will be handed to and marked by North Lindsey College and approved by the CCGs before submission but will not be shared with any other parties.

If you would like a copy of the project portfolio once completed, please email  30086118@student.northlindsey.ac.uk

The survey has now closed.

Thank you for taking part.

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Come along to our Way Forward Event for Health and Care on 7th March!

Come and join us next month for the third Way Forward engagement event with the NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) where we will share our ideas for safe, sustainable and quality health, care and wellbeing services for North East Lincolnshire.

Wednesday 7th March 1pm to 4.15pm

Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby DN34 4LX

We will present information about national, regional and local developments in health and care and the CCG’s commissioning priorities for 2018; and NLaG will share progress on patient quality, performance, finance and emergency care.

There will be a number of discussion groups to choose from including:

Carers’ support services - we will share results from the consultation on local carers support services and telecare services, discuss our plans and hear your views and feedback.

Social Prescribing - aims to improve health and wellbeing for people with certain long-term health conditions.  This new service will be launched in April this year.  We are keen to share our developing plans and take on board your feedback.

Hospital services - join our consultants Mr Bellini Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT); Mr Thomas, Urology; and clinician from Haematology.  We will provide an update on the latest developments for these services, discuss our future plans and hear your views.

GP Services Extended Access – Extended Access is being rolled out nationally.  Help us understand better the needs for extended access in primary care locally and help further shape our plans.

Urgent Care - we will discuss current activities and plans for urgent care in NEL in the context of severe pressures on the NHS locally and nationally.  Specifically focussing on the development of an Urgent Treatment Centre for North East Lincolnshire.

Housing Options - join us to discuss what the local authority needs to consider when planning local housing options for people in later life such as design, tenure and housing with care models.

There will be a question and answer panel with local NHS health and social care leaders including Dr Peter Reading, NLaG Chief Executive and Dr Peter Melton, CCG Clinical Chief Officer.

Can’t make the daytime meeting?  Come along to our ‘Bite-size’ Twilight session instead on Wednesday 14th March 5pm to 7pm at  Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby.

To book your place for either of these sessions please email nelccg.accord@nhs.net or call us on 0300 3000 567.

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Competition time!

The Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are calling for Children and Young People to get involved in their competition for a chance to win £50 worth of high street vouchers.

All you need to do is name their new service for mental health and emotional wellbeing. The new service will support young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing worries to receive the right support at the right time, before it gets worse. 

Please note, this competition has now closed.

Send your entry by email to communicationslpft@lpft.nhs.uk or alternatively you can post to the address below:

CAMHS Reception, Freshney Green Primary Care Centre, Sorrel Road, Grimsby, DN34 4GB

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Patient Representatives Wanted

Members of the public, patients and carers are being sought to help shape the future of health services in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NlaG) is seeking patient representatives to join working groups that have been set up to look at ways to improve those services locally, which will include exploring how best to deliver those services in the future. These discussions are being led by the local doctors, nurses and therapists who provide the services in our hospitals who are looking for input from patients and relatives with direct experience of the services to contribute their views and ideas into the discussions.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.

 

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Carers' Support Service

In Summer 2018 the North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be required to re-tender for their North East Lincolnshire Carers’ Support Service (currently being delivered at 1 Town Hall Square, Grimsby). The Carers’ Support Service is the main support service for carers, providing a range of services as follows:

  • Befriending
  • Counselling
  • Information & Advice
  • Support groups
  • Signposting/referral
  • Advocacy
  • Holistic therapies
  • Social activities/ outings
  • Training/education
  • End of life support
  • Emotional/practical support
  • Specialist benefits/financial advice

As a part of this process, NEL CCG are seeking your views either as carers, staff members working with carers or as members of the wider community. They want to know what you think about:

  • The current carers support services being delivered at the NEL Carers’ Support Service, 1 Town Hall Square, Grimsby.
  • What a carers’ support service should look like, in terms of the services/support offered i.e. is the above list right?
  • Any gaps in the carers support services provided for carers locally
  • Any other thoughts you have on how services for carers should be set up/ delivered/ monitored

Please note: the survey has now closed.

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Could you help shape the future of the Borough?

North East Lincolnshire Council, the Police and NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (the organisation that plans and buys NHS services for local people) are launching 'Our Place, Our Future', a survey for residents in North East Lincolnshire.

The partnership of local organisations are seeking the views and opinions of local people to find out how it feels to live and work in our area, the services that you use and the activities that you undertake.

An extensive survey has been published, covering every aspect of living and working in the area.

The survey responses will help organisations to understand how they can work better to tackle challenges and make the most of opportunities.

Councillor Ray Oxby, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “This survey is all about gathering the views of our residents so we can ascertain what they feel is working well, and what areas require improvement.

“Together with our partners at Humberside Police and the CCG, we are working hard to create a bright future for our borough, but we need people to tell us about the services they use, the activities they undertake and the things that they feel are improving or need improvement.

“The survey covers most aspects of life in North East Lincolnshire, but people can skip the bits that might not be relevant to them and return later if they wish.”

Please note: the survey has now closed.

The information collected will be used to influence decisions to help create a better North East Lincolnshire.

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Come along to our Listening Shop at Immingham next week!

On Wednesday 7th February 10am to 12pm at The Roxton Practice, Immingham, the CCG ‘s Patient Advice and Liaison (PALS) Team and Accord Ambassadors invite you to drop-in to the Listening Shop and share your experiences, compliments, complaints or comments about local health and care services.

PALS is an impartial, confidential service that can help patients who use GP, dental, optical, pharmaceutical and social care services.  The Listening Shop is about listening, learning and working together to improve our health and social care services.   Please share this information with your family, friends and networks.  No appointment required – just come along for a chat.