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.
Have your say on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
In 2017, the cost of prescriptions dispensed in the community was £9.17 billion. This cost coupled with finite resources means it is important that the NHS achieves the greatest value from the money that it spends. We know that across England there is significant variation in what is being prescribed and to whom. Often patients are receiving medicines and products which have been proven to be ineffective or in some cases dangerous, for which there are other more effective, safer and/or cheaper alternatives.
NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines and products that their local population uses. CCGs asked for a nationally co-ordinated approach to the development of commissioning guidance in this area to ensure consistency and address unwarranted variation. The aim is that this will lead to a more equitable process for making decisions about guidance on medicines but CCGs will need to take individual decisions on implementation locally.
A consultation is currently live to provide you with information about the proposed national guidance and to seek your views about the proposals.
Click here to find out more about the guidance, complete the consultation, or attend a face-to-face or online meeting. The closing date is 28 February 2019.
What do you think should be done to make the NHS better for young people?
As part of its 70th birthday celebrations, NHS England is setting out a long-term plan for its future. Improving health services for children and young people is an important part of this. What could be improved? What do you think should be done to make the NHS better for young people? Click here to complete the survey and share your views.
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.
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.