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We want peole 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 here

Details of past consultations coordinated by Herts Valleys Clincal Commissioning Group and their partners will be accessible using the information below:

Let's Talk

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 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 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 followingthree options for future opening hours of the UTC at Hemel Hempstead Hospital:

Option 1: 8am to 10pm opening hours

• Option 2: 8am to midnight opening hours

• Option 3: 24 hour opening hours

West Herts Medical Centre contract

Respondents were asked to what extent they supported or opposed the followingtwo options for the service for patients registered here 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 here

To view the September report to the Herts Valleys board which details recommendations and patient preferences for approval here

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