We want you to have your say and influence your local health services. When major changes are being considered, we need to know what local people think and your views are integral in helping us make decisions.
Consultations and surveys give you the opportunity to let us know how you feel about suggested changes and by taking part, you can help us to improve the NHS services we commission.
On this page, you can find details of current consultations and surveys relating to both local and national health services. Please do take the time to fill them out – every response is really valuable.
Have your say on East Sussex County Council's Core Offer
People in East Sussex are being asked to give their views on East Sussex County Council’s plan for the future of services amid the continuing difficult financial climate. The council is asking people for their views on the core offer, the impact the proposals will have on them, which services they believe should be a priority for future years and what they think is the best way of bridging the financial gap.
The core offer outlines potential reductions in services which would deliver significant savings over the next three years, but would still leave a funding gap of up to £33 million. At the same time, the council pledges to work with partners and communities to make the most of the assets and resources in East Sussex and to provide value for money. People have until 26 December 2018 to view details of the core offer and give their feedback online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/coreoffersurvey.
Help to improve maternity services in East Sussex
In 2017, organisations involved in funding or delivering maternity services across Sussex and East Surrey came together with the aim of improving maternity services and support for women and their families. East Sussex has recently joined this programme of work and we are seeking the experiences of women and their families/partners that have used maternity services in East Sussex recently.
Gathering feedback about what currently works well and what works less well, will help to guide us to improve local services, ensuring that all women and their families have access to safe and personalised maternity care.
Click here to complete the anonymous survey. Closing date is 14 December 2018.
What do you think should be done to make the NHS better for young people?
As part of its 70th birthday celebrations, NHS England is setting out a long-term plan for its future. Improving health services for children and young people is an important part of this. What could be improved? What do you think should be done to make the NHS better for young people? Click here to complete the survey and share your views.
You are experts by experience - have your say
We are reviewing a number of pathways (the way people access care) to help people to stay in or close to home and minimise hospital admissions. As part of this work, we are looking for your experience of how you accessed care and your journey through the health and care system.
To support our clinicians in reviewing these pathways, we are looking for;
- Someone who has had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Someone who has experienced a blocked catheter
- Someone who has had pneumonia
- Someone who has had a fall that did not result in an injury
- Someone who has had cellulitis
We are primarily looking for people who have ended up in hospital or having to call 999 as a result of the above conditions.
Please note you will need to be aged over 18 and your story will be anonymised.
We would also like to interview some people to understand more about their journey and test out some suggestions on new pathways. If you or anybody you know would be interested in sharing their experience, please email HRCCG.YourSay@nhs.net.
How satisfied are you with the NHS England website?
As part of continuing efforts to improve the website, NHS England would like to know whether the website meets your needs and expectations and how satisfied you are with your visit.
Help improve the NHS Health Check programme
The NHS Health Check programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Those aged between 40 and 74 are eligible for a check every five years and are given personalised advice to help minimise risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Help us improve this programme by completing the online survey below.