Have Your Say

We want you to have your say and influence your local health services. When major changes are being considered, we need to know what local people think and your views are integral in helping us make decisions.

Consultations and surveys give you the opportunity to let us know how you feel about suggested changes and by taking part, you can help us to improve the NHS services we commission.

On this page, you can find details of current consultations and surveys relating to both local and national health services. Please do take the time to fill them out – every response is really valuable.

Developing the long term plan for the NHS

The NHS has just celebrated its 70th birthday.

A lot has changed since it was created in 1948, and as a result the NHS is responding to changes in society that were never expected, let alone planned for, when it was set up 70 years ago.

But the NHS is also a dynamic and innovative institution that has continuously evolved over the last 70 years. Those who use it and work in it know that evolution needs to continue if the changing needs of patients are to be met when the NHS is celebrating its 80th birthday. 

With the recent Government announcement of additional funding for the NHS we can now face the immediate future with renewed certainty; able to plan for the next five years confident of guaranteed budget increases.

The NHS is now working on a plan setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement.

As part of that process, it is vital that all those who rely on and work in or alongside the NHS have the opportunity to contribute their ideas, experiences and insights. Click here to find out how you can give your feedback and help develop ideas to tackle some of the key challenges currently facing the NHS.

Help transform 111 in Sussex

We are looking for a Public Member to support the Sussex wide 111 Transformation Programme to ensure we have the voice of our patients and our communities so we never lose sight of the people our local NHS services serve.

The NHS 111 service is a statutory service that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are required to commission. The previous procurement was a regional contract with a wide geographical area across South East England - Kent, Medway, Surrey and Sussex (KMSS). The current provider of this service is South East Coast Ambulance service (SECAmb) with some subcontracting to Care UK, the contract expires on 31 March 2019.

A 111 Transformation Programme is a collaboration of seven CCGs across Sussex and needs to re-procure a 111 service that is fully integrated into the services offered to patients within an urgent care setting across the whole of Sussex.

We recognise that our communities are very different and one size does not fit all so we will be looking to the 111 Public Member to work with other public members from the seven Sussex CCGs to ensure patients and communities voices are heard and are at the heart of everything we do.

Click here to find out more about the role and how to apply. The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th September 2018.

You are experts by experience - have your say

We are reviewing a number of pathways (the way people access care) to help people to stay in or close to home and minimise hospital admissions. As part of this work, we are looking for your experience of how you accessed care and your journey through the health and care system.

To support our clinicians in reviewing these pathways, we are looking for;

  • Someone who has had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 

  • Someone who has experienced a blocked catheter

  • Someone who has had pneumonia

  • Someone who has had a fall that did not result in an injury

  • Someone who has had cellulitis

We are primarily looking for people who have ended up in hospital or having to call 999 as a result of the above conditions. 

Please note you will need to be aged over 18 and your story will be anonymised.

We would also like to interview some people to understand more about their journey and test out some suggestions on new pathways. If you or anybody you know would be interested in sharing their experience, please email EHSCCG.YourSay@nhs.net.

How satisfied are you with the NHS England website?

As part of continuing efforts to improve the website, NHS England would like to know whether the website meets your needs and expectations and how satisfied you are with your visit.

www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/website-satisfaction-survey/

Help improve the NHS Health Check programme

The NHS Health Check programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Those aged between 40 and 74 are eligible for a check every five years and are given personalised advice to help minimise risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Help us improve this programme by completing the online survey below.

https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/adult-social-care/healthchecksurvey2/

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