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.


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.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.


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.


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:

Phone us: 01482 344711

Visit our website:

Follow us on Twitter: @HCV_STP

Please note, this opportunity has now closed.


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.


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.

Please note, this opportunity has now closed


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.


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.


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:

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

The survey has now closed.

Thank you for taking part.


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 or call us on 0300 3000 567.


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 or alternatively you can post to the address below:

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.