Have Your Say - Dementia Strategy 2015-18
THIS IS NOT FORMAL A CONSULTATION. THIS IS PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT FOR INTIAL FEEDBACK ONLY.
We would like to introduce this draft Northamptonshire Dementia Strategy with the aim of it generating ideas and feedback, to build upon the work we have already undertaken to help people with dementia to live well.
Since the launch of the National Dementia Strategy in 2009, health and social care organisations have progressively been working together, to deliver real change and improvements based upon the National Dementia Strategy and local priorities.
To help us develop a dementia strategy for the people of Northamptonshire, we are asking for views as part of a public engagement phase.
These are now closed
Have Your Say - Diabetes care in Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire people with diabetes were invited to share their opinions and experiences of the care they’ve received, to help make it even better.
NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Corby CCG, who plan and pay for most healthcare services in Northamptonshire, were seeking input from patients, their carers and families, to identify opportunities to make improvements.
A survey waslaunched about the Community Diabetes Multidisciplinary Service, currently provided by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The service involves diabetes specialist nurses, dieticians, podiatrists, support workers and wellbeing workers with diabetologist leadership.
The team works in community centres and GP practices across the county. The aim is to detect diabetes early and then help and educate patients to manage their condition without having to go into hospital.
Diabetes is one of the major challenges facing the NHS and is a significant cause of death. Nearly 32,000 people in Northamptonshire are currently affected and it is predicted that more than one in 12 people in the county may develop the condition by 2030.
Dr Azhar Ali, Clinical Executive Director at NHS Nene CCG, said “We know that to design and commission the right services for our patients and their carers we need to listen to their feedback and ensure that we are responding to their needs.
“We want all Northamptonshire patients to benefit from care which is of the highest quality, more convenient and easier to access. With the right support and help patients can reduce the impact diabetes has on their lives.”
Peter Shorrick, Diabetes UK Midlands Regional Manager said: “Diabetes UK is here to reduce the impact of diabetes for people with the condition, for their carers and families and for our country’s health services.
“Diabetes is an increasingly urgent health issue, which affects nearly 32,000 people in Northamptonshire. It is vitally important that those people receive the care and support they need to manage their condition effectively and reduce the risk of serious complications.”
Healthier Northamptonshire - End of Life Survey
Healthier Northamptonshire is a wide-ranging programme of improvements to health and social care across the county, involving commissioners, providers and users of those services.
Within Northamptonshire there are existing, high quality, end of life services. However, we know that the demand for, and our users' expectations of end of life services will grow. That is why end of life care is one of the workstreams for Healthier Northamptonshire.
We know from research that 92% of patients wish to die at home, in a hospice or care home and, of that figure, 66% would prefer to die at home. Currently, however, about 51% of patients in Northamptonshire die in hospital and only 27% of patients living in Corby die at home. This figure drops to 21% for patients living in other areas of the county.
The Office for National Statistics estimates that by 2019 there will be an additional 35,000 adults in Northamptonshire - this is the equivalent to the current population of Rushden and Higham Ferrers combined.
Our vision for end of life care is that compassionate care will be provided in a consistent, co-ordinated way by providers who are competent and confident in delivering high quality care. Patients will be enabled and supported to live and die in a place of their choice.
We are now developing plans to support implementation of our end of life care strategy and we are seeking your views on what is important to you when it comes to end of life care, so that these can be reflected in our plans.
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey - and let us know your views.
Local NHS leaders would like your help in deciding which changes to make to their policy on funding cosmetic surgery.
The public image of ‘plastic surgery’ has been shaped by media coverage of private surgeons enhancing people’s body image. However, some cosmetic surgery is available to NHS patients, but only if there is compelling clinical evidence for it.
The East Midlands Cosmetic Procedures Policy details the cosmetic surgery that is not normally publically funded and the procedures that are only funded when certain criteria are met. The criteria are based on clinical evidence, expert opinion and value for money.
All NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in the East Midlands are now working together to review the 2011 East Midlands Cosmetic Procedures Policy, and want people’s opinions on whether the proposed changes are reasonable and fair.
The region’s NHS clinical commissioning groups agree that, in general, cosmetic procedures have relatively small health benefits compared to many other forms of healthcare.
Changes are being proposed to policies for cosmetic surgery to treat certain conditions of the nose, earlobes, both men’s and women’s genitals and breasts, including dealing with female breast implant problems. The policy also makes it clear that hair transplants to correct baldness will not be routinely funded on the NHS.
Dr Kamal Sood, Nene Clinical Commissioning Group and Dr Joanne Watt, Corby Clinical Commissioning Group said: “The public image of ‘plastic surgery’ has been shaped by media coverage of private surgeons enhancing people’s body image. However, some cosmetic surgery is available, but only if there is compelling clinical evidence for it.”
“But are our policies reasonable and fair? That’s what it’s really about, and we would welcome your views on the proposed changes by completing a short questionnaire. You do not need to have undergone – or be applying for - cosmetic surgery to take part in this survey. Everyone’s comments count.”
To download a version of the survey, click here.
For more informaiton, click here to download a presentation.
Community Podiatry service
This consultation is now closed. Read the final report here.
Re-provision of respite care and Health Checks for people with neuro-degenerative conditions
This consultation is now closed. Read the final report here.
Consultation in Numbers
Bringing care closer to home is one of our key aims. The new Urgent Care Centre is now open - click here for more information.
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