The national new care models programme was seen by some as a "game-changer" when it was launched by NHS England in 2015 – setting the template for patient care in the 21st century.
Its vision was to deliver lasting change in the way that people access and use local health and care services in line with the ambitions set out in the Five Year Forward View.
Niall Dickson, of the NHS Confederation, describes this challenge as "enormous". He adds that the health and care system needed to recognise “that unless we manage demand by providing the right support at the right time, the system cannot be sustained, even with more staff and more funding.”
Chris Hopson, of NHS Providers, added that the programme itself needed to recognise “that large-scale transformation in health care requires funding, implementation support, time, and the permission to make mistakes and learn from them".
Read the full article here - https://nhsproviders.org/news-blogs/blogs/the-work-of-the-vanguards-can-help-overcome-the-challenges-of-integrated-care
SCAS NHS FT 2018 Member satisfaction and Patient care survey
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) 2018 Member satisfaction and Patient care survey is now open and it’s your chance to give your feedback and help shape the Trust’s plans for the year ahead.
It is important that SCAS, as a NHS Foundation Trust, takes account of feedback and views from members in our local communities who have used/use our emergency and non-emergency services.
Information is submitted anonymously via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/875TF3G .
A summary of the results will be included in the next members’ newsletter and will also be published on the Trust's website.
Deadline for submitting the survey: Sunday 24 June 2018 at 23:59.
Please don’t hesitate to call Monica Moro on 01869 365126 if you require a hardcopy of the survey, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Nicola Mellor, one of the elderly care registrars at Poole Hospital, is in the middle of a year long project looking to improve the experiences of older patients with cancer. There is widespread recognition that older patients may have more complex needs and other health problems and social factors may impact on their access and response to treatment.
She is working to identify older patients who would benefit from having a geriatric/medical review alongside their oncology treatment and determining the impact of this review on their treatment. As part of this, she is keen to engage with patients to find out what matters to them.
De Mellor is aiming to look at people over the age of 70 years but could stretch down to 65. If they are willing to meet, she would be happy to travel to them if they're not based locally or can find somewhere to meet at the hospital. She anticipates using a semi structured interview to learn about their experiences and it may take 30-60 minutes of their time. Her contact details are - email email@example.com or by mobile on 07920097662.
The Wessex Cancer Alliance team are putting on an event in July to look at how they can improve the information and support for people living with a diagnosis of cancer. They want to learn from people’s experiences to ensure they are getting this right or what can be improved.
The invitees are anyone who has been affected by cancer and health or social care professionals working with cancer patients across Wessex.
Date: Wednesday 18th July 2018: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: The Hilton Hotel, Bracken Pl, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 3RB
To book a place: email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is free parking and disabled access. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Travel expenses can be claimed too.
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*Now ended. Thank you for attending* Webinar: ‘Improving maternity services in Wessex’ 26th April, 10.30amRead Now
‘Improving maternity services in Wessex’
(Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Dorset)
Webinar: Thursday 26th April, 10.30am
Join us for this exciting webinar where you can hear about how feedback regarding maternity services in Wessex is being used to improve services. Hear directly from the Local Maternity System (LMS) boards of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and from Dorset. See how you can make a difference to improving maternity services in Wessex.
On 26th April at 10.30am…
Click: Join WebEx meeting or go to link: https://healthsector.webex.com/healthsector/
Enter Meeting number: 957 237 630
Attendee access code: 107 870 58
Join by phone +44-800-9171950
If you require further assistance please contact: Costin Matei E: email@example.com T: 07901116866 Or Sara Latham E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07467689350
* Now Closed. Thank you for your help* Are you a lady from Eastern Europe and living in Dorset, Hampshire or the Isle of Wight? We would love to talk to you!Read Now
Research shows that women from Eastern European countries are less likely to have cervical screening in the UK than British women.
Prośba o informacje
Badania wykazały, że kobiety z krajów Europy Wschodniej mieszkające w Wielkiej Brytanii poddają się badaniom przesiewowym w kierunku raka szyjki macicy rzadziej niż Brytyjki.
We would like to find out -
Why some women from Eastern European countries don’t use the NHS for screening?
Chcielibyśmy się dowiedzieć -
Dlaczego niektóre kobiety z Europy Wschodniej nie poddają się badaniom przesiewowym przeprowadzanym przez NHS?
What could be changed to encourage more women to attend?
Tell Wessex Voices (a collaboration between NHS England and five local Healthwatch in Hampshire and Dorset) what you think by completing this questionnaire. All questions are optional and feedback is anonymous.
Co można zmienić, aby zachęcić kobiety do udziału?
Powiedz Wessex Voices (efekt współpracy pomiędzy NHS England i pięcioma lokalnymi komisjami ds. zdrowia w Hampshire i Dorset), co myślisz, wypełniając poniższą ankietę. Wzięcie udziału w ankiecie jest dobrowolne, a ankieta jest anonimowa.
Please complete our questionnaire - below - and send it to email@example.com by Thursday 29th March. Please call 07966 529 721 if you have any questions.
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NHS England Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners Event 21st March 2018
The changing role of public participation in a transforming NHS
The Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View states “Making progress on our priorities and addressing the challenges the NHS faces over the next two years cannot be done without genuine involvement of patients and communities.” (March 2017)
Over the last 5 years NHS England has developed relationships with over 800 PPV Partners who are part of our Committees, Working Groups, Advisory Groups and Clinical Reference Groups, amongst others. These valued relationships are central to all our work going forward. When we refer to ‘PPV Partners’ we mean patients, carers, service users and members of the public who get involved in our work on a regular basis. This event will also be open to PPV Partners who support CCGs and Trusts.
We would like to invite you to the NHS England PPV Partners event on:
Wednesday 21st March 2018
10am – 4pm
Hilton Wembley, London
This event is for all of NHS England PPV Partners and aims to:
This event is free for NHS England PPV Partners.
Partners should seek transport booking and expenses to attend the event from the programme they support. (Please note that NHS England will cover reasonable expenses to enable you to attend this event, as set out in our PPV Partners Expenses Policy but we are not able to offer any involvement payments for attendance).
If you are interested in contributing to the design and content of the day please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in contact with you.
We would also be grateful of your support in completing and sharing the links to this year’s surveys for NHS England PPV Partners and for Chairs of NHS England committees / groups / boards. The aim of the surveys is to find out about the difference that PPV Partners have made and about experiences of working with NHS England, with a view to informing improvements. We are keen to hear from PPV Partners working with NHS England and from chairs of NHS England committees with one or more PPV Partner members. Versions of the PPV Partners survey in Word and easy read can be made available on request – please email email@example.com The deadline for completion is 23rd March.
We look forward to working with you on the day
Public Participation and Specialised Engagement Teams
NB Tickets are booked through our events team. You can only book once using your email address. If someone is booking on your behalf they will need to set up an account using your email address (or log into your account if you have booked before). If you are having problems using the website try using Fire Fox or Chrome.
* Now Closed. Thank you for your help* Patient and Public Expert Advisers needed for groups looking at specialised services for rare and complex conditionsRead Now
Specialised services support people with a range of rare and complex conditions. They often involve treatments provided to patients with rare cancers, genetic disorders or complex medical or surgical conditions. They deliver cutting-edge care and are a catalyst for innovation, supporting pioneering clinical practice in the NHS. Click here for a quick overview of specialised services.
Specialised Commissioning (South) are looking to recruit up to two Patient and Public Voice Expert Advisers for the following groups:
The purposes of the groups are as follows:
Further details can be found on the NHS England website. Please complete the online survey to apply. The closing date for applications is 19 February 2018.
Interviews will be held on 26 February 2018 in Reading.
The IAPT team at NHS England will be hosting an Engagement Workshop on the 21st March 2018, 11:00-16:00 for the Adult IAPT Programme. This event will be for IAPT service user representatives, IAPT service user organisations and IAPT service user leads or champions working in IAPT. The event will be an opportunity for attendees to share thoughts on progress of the programme so far and ideas for the development of the IAPT programme in the future.
To book a place please follow this link:
If you have any questions about the event please contact England.MentalHealth@nhs.net
Wed 21 March 2018, 11:00 – 16:00 GMT.
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The Patients Association works to ensure the patient voice is heard and informs national and local health and care policy development to secure high quality healthcare.
They are currently seeking Trustees with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Expert patient / lay member
• Community engagement
• Media and communications
The Patients Association website has a full description of the trustee roles. The closing date for applications is Friday 2 February 2018 with interviews to be held the week of 19 February 2018.
* Now Closed. Thank you for your help* Have your say on the way your local GP services are working (Jan-March 2018)Read Now
Things are changing at GP practices, with online services, longer opening hours and other new investments rolling out nationally.
From January until the end of March 2018, more than two million randomly selected people registered with GP practices will be invited to answer a postal questionnaire about their experiences so if you are selected please do take part. For the first time, 16 and 17 year olds will be included and the survey will cover new questions about recent service changes and topics including mental health. The survey is carried out securely and information published does not identify individuals. The findings will help to see what’s working and what needs to improve. So if you are selected to take part, please take the time to have your say.
Making the Most of GP Patient Participation Groups
Date: Monday 5th February
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Venue: The Dorford Centre, 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester,
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Register for a place here. There are limited places available so please book early.
NHS Dorset CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) has invited us to run this development day as part of their support for GP Practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in the county. It is aimed at members of Patient Participation Groups and Practice Managers, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about how the groups work, their importance, and how they fit into the bigger NHS picture.
The event will be facilitated by Jessie Cunnett, Director of PPI Solutions.
The aims of the day are to:
Register for your place here. There are limited places available so please book early.
If you have any questions please contact Sue Newell on firstname.lastname@example.org and 07595 424198.