NHS England and Improvement, Public Health England and Diabetes UK are launching a new online self-management website for adults living with type 2 diabetes.
The website will:
We’ve put together a short survey to gather the views of the people who matter – those living with type 2 diabetes, their carers and the healthcare professionals who help them.
The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and your answers will help to shape the new website.
Your responses will be completely anonymous and there are no right or wrong answers.
The survey will be open until Monday 2 September 2019.
Click here to start the survey. We’d love to hear from you.
Opportunity to join programme boards for cardiac, stroke and respiratory workstreams of the NHS Long Term Plan
The British Heart Foundation (BHF), the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and the Stroke Association (SA) are working together to find six Patient Voice Representatives to help take forward the NHS England Long Term Plan. This will be your chance to help drive improvement in how the NHS prevents, detects and treats heart, respiratory and circulatory conditions. Use your voice and patient / carer experiences to influence decisions and ensure these are focussed on what matters most to patients and carers. For more information on getting involved visit the BHF, BLF or SA websites (as appropriate for your experiences) deadlines for applications are 20th and 26th August (depending on experience / interest area).
Health Education England (HEE) is looking to recruit new lay members for its national Patient Advisory Forum; an advisory group to HEE’s Board, which supports us to provide high-quality healthcare training and education for the NHS workforce. This group was first established in 2013 and we are now looking to recruit new members as a number have completed their term of office.
Do you live in England and are able to offer eight to ten days per year? Can you bring learning from lived experience as a patient or a carer? Are you able to help us ensure that patients and the public are at the heart of the education, training and workforce planning processes?
Whilst these are not salaried positions, we offer a rate of up to £150 per day, along with out of pocket expenses.
Interviews are planned for the 16th and 18th September in central London.
An application pack and further information is attached and available online. Applications should be in the form of a CV with a covering letter that sets out how your experience would enable you to advocate for service users and the public within the Forum. Applications should be sent to email@example.com by midnight on 14th August 2019.
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Solent NHS Trust is recruiting a Non-executive Director and it looks as if they want someone from the community: "The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the needs of the different sectors of the community and be able to demonstrate the range of skills and behaviours required to contribute effectively in this Board level role."
Closing date 16 August - more at https://improvement.nhs.uk/news-alerts/non-executive-director-solent-nhs-trust1/?utm_campaign=1421698_Public%20appointments%20update&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Monitor&utm_orgtype=Healthwatch&dm_i=2J9J,UGZM,935QFH,28QOE,1
Public Health Portsmouth and Maternity services are keen to understand what kind of contraception women would like provided after having a baby. You can have your say by completing this survey.
If you are expecting a baby:
If you have recently had a baby:
Healthwatch in Hampshire and Isle of Wight (including Southampton and Portsmouth) are trying to find out more about what people know about GP surgeries extended hours appointments. These are appointments should be offered by in the evening or weekends in every local area.
Healthwatch, an independent consumer champion for health and social care, are looking into whether these appointments are being offered to people and how these are being put forward to patients.
This survey contains 10 questions and should only take a few minutes to complete.
Survey End Date: 22nd July 2019.
Thank you - your feedback is very important to us.
The NHS Cancer Programme exists to improve early diagnosis, survival, quality of life and patient experience for people with cancer.
They are looking for people from Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to join the forum.
Forum members will:
The closing date for applications is Friday 26 April 2019.
The Forum will have its first meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2019 in London.
For further information please see the Cancer Programme PPV Forum Applicant Information Pack
To apply please complete the following documents:
Wessex Voices is working with NHS England to explore why fewer women aged over 50 are going for cervical and breast screening appointments. If this describes you, we'd be really interested to understand your experiences and be grateful if you would complete this short questionnaire. http://bit.ly/wvscreeningsurvey
It should take no longer than 10 minutes. You will be taking part in this anonymously. The closing date is the 17th February 2019.
We will share the findings of the survey with NHS England Public Health (Wessex), who will use them to inform their work with local GPs and with the national NHS screening programme. Your thoughts will also be used to inform local cancer awareness campaigns taking place in 2019.
Do you know, or work with, male cancer patients or carers from ethnic minority backgrounds? Would they be willing to share their experiences with brap? brap are an equalities charity working with NHS England to look at the lived experiences of ethnic minority cancer patients and their carers.
It would involve a 45 minute interview at a convenient time and location of your choosing. It could be a telephone interview if you would like. brap are able to cover the cost of local travel expenses for participants.
The findings from this project will be used to improve how the NHS responds to ethnic inequalities in the experiences of cancer patients in the future.
If you are able to help or would like to discuss the project please get in touch with Asif Afridi on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0121 272 8455.
This report collates and catalogues the state of play in the NHS patient experience world. It looks at the nature and extent of the NHS’s feedback enterprise, outlines major findings from recent quantitative and qualitative surveys and raises critical questions about its value.
It also recommends more support for NHS Patient Experience colleagues and the potential impact of cuts to Healthwatch funding.
Click here to read it.
Cancer survival rates are higher than ever, and fewer people are dying from cancer. But we know that that there is more to do so that every patient has the best chance of survival and receives the very best treatment.
With a new five year funding settlement, the NHS is now developing a long-term plan. This includes looking at future priorities for cancer care in England. The NHS wants to hear from people, organisations and their networks about their experiences and priorities, including what has worked in your area. They are also asking for responses to the following questions:
Please send your feedback to the Wessex Cancer Alliance at England.email@example.com by the 10th September. Your response will be used locally and also shared nationally. Your answers will be confidential but it would be helpful if you could let us know who was involved in preparing your submission. Thank you in advance.
NHS England are looking for expert PPV partners for a variety of groups who have a good knowledge and understanding of the health and care system nationally, regionally and/or locally to join their various advisory groups, and help shape NHS digital health services for people, patients and carers.
The main role of PPV partners is to ensure that patient voice is heard within the various groups by constructively challenging, offering insight and views from a patient/citizen perspective.
NHS E are specifically looking for PPV partners who can demonstrate an understanding of and who have a strong interest in digital health services and the opportunity they provide in empowering people and patients to manage their health and care.
Membership of the groups is for 12 months initially, and will then be reviewed.
The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd September 2018 (midnight). Interviews (face to face or online) will be held week commencing 17th September 2018.
Please go to the application form and information pack to apply and for further details. If you would like to receive an application pack in other formats, such as hard copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child(ren) and family currently use the Community Children's Nursing Service in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth, the service would be very grateful for your feedback. They will use this to make improvements for the future. Please complete a short questionnaire by the 23rd August via the following links:
The service are also looking for feedback from the Community Children's Nurses, GPs and Pediatric Consultants via the following questionnaires:
Paediatric Consultant: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YBCKBP6
Thank you for taking the time to do this.
Understanding why women aged 50 and are over aren't going for cervical and breast screenings. Tell us your experiences.Read Now
If you are aged between 50 and 65 and don't go for breast or cervical (smear tests) screening, would you be prepared to talk about why this is? Everyone taking part will receive a £20 voucher.
What do we want to ask you about?
NHS England is concerned that the number of women over 50 years old going to their screening appointments is at a 17-year low. It is really want to understand the range of reasons why women aren't taking up this important health check, and what might encourage them to go.
Join us for an informal group discussion on:
We will provide teas, coffee, cake and cover any travel/parking expenses.
Places are limited so please book your place by contacting:
Sue Newell, Wessex Voices Project Officer
Email: email@example.com | Mobile: 07595 424198
Sue will provide all practical details including how to get there. Please let her know if you have any specific needs to attend.