Patient and public participation is at the very heart of the way Corby CCG operates.
Join the conversation and have your say
Share your feedback to improve Northamptonshire Adult Social Services. Northamptonshire Adult Social Services and Healthwatch Northamptonshire want to know about your experiences of adult social care.
Northamptonshire Adult Social Services (NASS) are looking at how they can improve the way they provide adult social care to better suit the people who need it. They are looking for ways to make sure that their customers are at the centre of their work and want to provide a service that makes sense to you as well as speed up some of their processes. In order to achieve this they have asked Healthwatch Northamptonshire to carry out a short, independent survey to gather people’s views to inform these changes.
Healthwatch is looking for people with current or recent (within the last two years) experience of adult social care services, including family and friends who care for people who have received social care, to share their experiences. They can do this by completing our survey, available online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HWNNASS by 31 October 2019.
It can also provide paper survey or visit groups to collect feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0300 002 0010 for more details.
In January the NHS launched its Long Term Plan, which sets out its ambition to make sure everyone has the best start in life, receives world-class care for major health problems and gets the support they need to age well.
Locally, our county's health and care organisations are working together through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) to shape our local response to this. We are calling this the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan.
This plan represents the commitment between health and care providers in Northamptonshire and members of the local Health and Wellbeing Board to work together on a plan to join up and improve health and social care services for our county.
Together, our vision for the future of Northamptonshire's health and care is to have a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care for all those in our community.
Whether it’s your opinion on the plan’s priorities, or how you and your family get health advice, support and services, we want you to join the conversation. You’re at the heart of everything we do, so we want to make sure your voice is heard.
You can give us your feedback by completing the online survey at www.northamptonshirehcp.co.uk/join-the-conversation. It takes around 20 minutes to complete.
There are currently two Clinical Commissioning Groups in Northamptonshire – NHS Corby CCG and NHS Nene CCG – planning and paying for NHS services for people living in different parts of the county.
The organisations have always worked together, and this has progressed significantly in the past 12 months. We now have a shared committee structure, shared staffing, and one senior team headed up by a single Joint Chief Executive Officer, Toby Sanders.
Building on this collaboration, both CCGs’ Governing Bodies have now agreed to take the next step and explore the possibility of moving towards forming a single Northamptonshire CCG from April 2020. Known as transition, this will involve disestablishing the existing CCGs to create one new one.
Many other parts of the country are going through a similar process. In going down this path locally, we’re following national NHS policy to achieve some real benefits:
- Supporting the people of Northamptonshire to access the best health and care services
- Enabling us to deliver operational efficiencies that can support improvement sin patient care.
Whatever the future commissioning landscape might look like, our decision-making processes will remain clinically-led, locally driven, and informed by our local patients, public, carers and other stakeholders.
You can also submit a comment or question at any time by emailing email@example.com.
Developing a new strategy for Communications and Engagement
We’re now developing a new joint strategy with Nene CCG to cover all of Northamptonshire. Our aim is to give you clear opportunities to get involved with your local NHS in a way which allows you to see how your views have shaped things – and we want your input into how we do that.
The new strategy will outline the Northamptonshire CCGs’ aspirations, principles and approach to ensuring good communications and engagement with everyone who has a stake in our NHS. It will be supported by a detailed plan on what we will actually do to make this happen.
As we started work on this strategy, we talked to partners, stakeholders and people across Northamptonshire about what we are doing now – what works and where we could improve our conversations with you.
As part of this we recently ran a survey and would like to thank everyone who responded to this. A summary of what you told us can be found here.
Other recent engagement work
Read about some of our recent engagement work with local people.