We want people to get involved and influence local health services. As a CCG, putting patients, carers and service users at the centre of our plan and getting their input is very important. When major plans are being considered to the way services are being delivered we want to hear what you have to say so that these views are integral in helping us make decisions.
In addition to local consultations we will bring to your attention national and regional consultations which might be of interest. For more information on NHS England consultations click here
We have no current consultations however details of past consultations coordinated by Herts Valleys Clincal Commissioning Group and their partners are accessible using the information below.
Hertfordshire CCGs identified they needed to make the best use of the money available, so that as many people can be helped as possible to live healthier, longer lives, avoiding preventable illnesses.
There was simply not enough money to do everything and continue as before – we consulted across Hertfordshire to hear views about some difficult decisions on how to spend the money available to the local NHS.
For more information on the consultation and the decisions click here
West Herts Medical Centre and Urgent Treatment Centre
This consultation which took place between January and March 2018 invited views from patients, potential users, NHS employees and anyone with an interest in the services provided at either the Hemel urgent treatment centre or West Herts Medical Centre. There were two aspects to the consultation:
Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) opening hours
Respondents were asked to what extent they supported or opposed the following three options for future opening hours of the UTC at Hemel Hempstead Hospital:
- Option 1: 8am to 10pm
- Option 2: 8am to midnight
- Option 3: 24 hours
West Herts Medical Centre contract
Respondents were asked to what extent they supported or opposed the following two options for the service for patients registered at West Herts after October 2018:
- Option 1: Do not renew the contract and support patients to re-register with other practices
- Option 2: Renew the contract when it expires in October 2018
In addition, the consultation invited respondents to give feedback on related health care priorities and to offer other comments about urgent care in west Hertfordshire.
To view the full report on the engagement, together with an independent view of the consultation click here
To view the September report to the Herts Valleys board which details recommendations and patient preferences for approval click here.
Consultation for the relocation of Moorfields Eye Hospital from City Road to St Pancras
Proposed Relocation of Moorfields Eye Hospital City Road services: Committees in Common (decision-making) meeting was held on Wednesday 12 February 2020.
The DMBC and associated appendices have been published and are available on: https://www.camdenccg.nhs.uk/aboutus/governing-body-meetings-and-papers.htm and at www.oriel-london.org.uk.
They include a comprehensive summary of the findings from the consultation, the response to the findings and other decision-making information, such as service modelling, financial planning, and the integrated health inequality and equality impact assessment.
Papers from the meeting were as follows:
Any questions, feedback and general queries can be submitted outside of formal meetings through the normal communication channels by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Central London Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Outcome of CiC - Committees in Common (decision-making) meeting:
Proposed move of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road services
The proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital, University College London’s Institute of Opthalmology and Moorfield’s Charity to a new site at St. Pancras in London has been approved.
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group on behalf of those CCGs across England that commission services from Moorfields City Road site, in partnership with NHS England/Improvement Specialised Commissioning (London), consulted between 24 May and 16 September 2019 on a proposal to relocate services from Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road site to St Pancras. This new-build centre will bring together excellent eye care, ground-breaking research and world-leading education in ophthalmology.
This project will be a partnership between Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO). Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL will sell the current land at City Road, and all proceeds of the sale will be reinvested in a multi-million pound development on land available at the site of St Pancras Hospital, just north of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations in central London.
During the consultation around 4,600 contributions were received, of which 1,511 were completed consultation surveys. People also gave their feedback in other ways including emails, discussion groups, phone calls, letters and via the virtual assistant on the consultation’s website. You can read the final outcome report at https://oriel-london.org.uk/consultation-documents/ .
To further explore and discuss the findings and their impact upon the proposals, the report and proposals were presented at:
North Central London’s Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 31 January 2020. A link to the papers from this meeting can be found https://www.minutes.haringey.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=697&MId=9242&Ver=4.
NHS England London Region Executive Team on behalf of Specialised Commissioning on 4 February 2020 to make a final decision on the proposal.
A Committees in Common, comprising 14 ‘lead’ CCGs with material contracts defined as greater than £2m per annum at Moorfields’ City Road site, on 12 February 2020 to make a final decision on the proposal. A link to the papers from this meeting can be found https://www.islingtonccg.nhs.uk/jccc-meetings/committees-in-common-moorfields-eye-hospital-relocation/103835?postdiaryentryid=290006&ignore=committees-in-common-moorfields-eye-hospital-relocation&postid=103835.
The Committees in Common has now approved the proposal.
Further engagement and co-production will now be undertaken with staff, the local community and service users to develop and design the new centre. This will include:
Development and implementation of an accessibility plan, which will be co-designed in partnership with sight loss charities, the Oriel Advisory Group, patients, transport providers, local authorities, commissioners and voluntary organisations. The Trust will ensure plans and processes are in place to enable patients to travel to the new centre safely.
Continued involvement of the Oriel Advisory Group and the extensive range of stakeholders that have contributed to the consultation, in the development of the new centre at the St Pancras site.
To realise the potential benefits of new clinical pathways and working at scale, a London Ophthalmology Collaborative will be established to progress system-wide service redesign of eye care services across London.
Development of an organisational development programme to realise the benefits of integrating research, education and innovation with clinical practice.
In addition, Moorfields Eye Hospital will review the feedback received on the patient experience during the consultation and will address areas of improvement before implementation of Oriel where possible. The Trust will also proactively work with partners to ensure that the impacts identified in the Integrated Health Inequalities and Equalities Impact Assessment (IIA) are mitigated as far as possible and the potential positive impacts are harnessed, in a plan to be developed in response to each of the recommendations arising from the IIA.