Getting Involved

Thank you for getting involved. Click on the links below, or at the side of this page, to take you straight to your area of interest. Reports showing the impact of your feedback and input are available here.

Help shape hospital services - Find out more, get involved and have your say 

Healthcare professionals across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield are coming together with patients and the public to help shape how hospital services could be delivered in the future to ensure local people continue to get safe, sustainable, high quality care.

The first step has been to look at how current hospital services are provided and what needs to happen to future proof them, taking into account local and national issues such as rising demand, workforce and resource challenges and consistently delivering quality standards. The overall aim will be to ensure patients and local communities have access to appropriate, safe, high quality care and that improved ways of working are developed to ensure existing staff are retained as well as hospitals being able to attract the best possible staff in the future.

The independent report for the first stage of the above work has now been published and is now available on the Health and Care Working Together website.

Please click here for more information on how to get involved in shaping hospital services. 

Hospital Services Review – Event on Friday 21st September

Healthwatch Barnsley is helping to coordinate an event about the Hospital Services Review.

This will be held on Friday 21 September, 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Core, County Way, Barnsley.

Lunch will be provided and interpreters and expenses are available but BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT IS ESSENTIAL. It will also be necessary when booking to state if you have any particular requirements to make this event accessible to you.

Bookings should be made via James Goodwin on 01226 320106 or please email james.goodwin@vabarnsley.org.uk 

In particular we would like to hear from the following seldom heard groups:

  • Deaf Community
  • People who have a disability (mental/ cognitive/ physical impairment)
  • Carers (including young carers)
  • BAME Community
  • Migrant Workers
  • People whose first language isn’t English
  • Young People

Developing the long term plan for the NHS - Find out more and have your say by 30th September

 

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. 

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.

NHS England is asking for views and feedback via their online consultation hub by the closing date of 30th September.   Please click here for further information and details about how you can have your say. 

Help review and refresh the All -age Barnsley Mental Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Strategy

Coming soon. The Barnsley Mental Health Forum have agreed to help advise and support the work that we are looking to start in the near future to refresh the current mental health and wellbeing commissioning strategy. Click here to read the current strategy. More information on how to get involved in the review will be available shortly.

 

 

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