These are now closed.
Community Diabetes Multidisciplinary Service
The team work in community centres and GP practices across Northamptonshire and provide education, support and care to patients within the community who otherwise would have been referred for specialist advice and care in hospital.
NHS Nene CCG and NHS Corby CCG would like to hear about your understanding, awareness and views on the provision of its Community Diabetes Multidisciplinary Service. We would be grateful if you would spend a few minutes filling out the following survey so that we can capture your comments and experiences.
Joint Consultation with Northamptonshire County Council on Consultation for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2015-18
The Children and Families Act 2014 has introduced major reforms to the way local authorities and their partners support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. This Act, along with the comprehensive guidance outlined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years (July 2014), detailed the requirements for the planning and delivery of services to this important group of children and young people. Both also require that local authorities implement joint commissioning arrangements with their health partners for the education, health and care of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
As a result, the Joint Commissioning Strategy for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2015-18 has been compiled by Northamptonshire County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Groups and Northamptonshire's Parents Forum Group to describe how these arrangements will work in Northamptonshire and how partners will work with children, young people and their parents and carers to improve service provision and delivery. The purpose of this consultation is to ask for the views and opinions of all interested stakeholders and members of the public, as these will help to influence and inform the final Joint SEND Commissioning Strategy.
Consultation Ended 15 October 2015
Dementia Strategy 2015-18
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.
A final joint local dementia strategy will be published in at the end of 2015
The final strategy will take account of the current National Dementia Strategy ,as well as local priorities to support people to live well with dementia.
NHS 111 and GP Out of Hours opinion survey
It is an opportunity to review NHS 111 and the GP Out of Hours services by addressing some of the local challenges and continue to deliver services that best meet the needs of our local population.
In order to ensure that we deliver an integrated and seamless NHS 111 and the GP Out of Hours service that gets people to the right service first time, including self-care where appropriate, and improves access to urgent care services we would like to hear from you and gather your feedback.
Overweight and obesity have been growing in prevalence year on year worldwide. Locally, 67.5% of all adults* in Northamptonshire are overweight or obese**, ABOVE the England value of 63.8%. Despite this, over recent years, the support across the weight management pathway for Northamptonshire has been reduced.
The Planned Care team for Nene and Corby Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG’s) are leading a piece of work with the CCG’s, Public Health and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) working together to try and address the issues surrounding the current weight management pathway, and create a more preventative approach with increased support for patients, whilst still within the current budgets.
They are looking for public feedback on initial ideas around this, so would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire which will help shape the future services. Our survey ran from June - 19 July 2015 and will form part of our recommendations to the commissioning groups board of directors on pathway changes.
View our survey summary report here.
“Overweight and obesity represent probably the most widespread threat to health and wellbeing in this country” (Department of Health, 2011).
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.
We would still like to hear your views on shaping future healthcare services in Northamptonshire. Click here to find out how you can be involved.
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