Are you a Young Person (aged 12-25) living in Calderdale?
If the answer is YES then this survey by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is for you!
Help us to review your experience at your Doctors.
Going to your doctors is important, right?
We are interested in finding out about your experience at the doctors. We are gathering as much information as we can. This will help us understand what works well, what doesn’t work so well. This will help us identify if any improvements need to be made.
Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. It is anonymous, which means that we do not know who is taking the survey. We will just collect all the results so we can get a good picture of what young people’s experience of going to the doctors is in Calderdale.
You can take the survey by clicking on this link https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/young-peoples-experience-at-gp-practices-in-calderdale/
Some of the questions just need a tick, other questions ask you to write an answer. Please give these questions careful thought and answer as honestly as possible.
Even if you hardly ever, or don’t go to the doctors, we still want to hear from you!
Let’s work together to make a difference.
If you need support to give your view or prefer to tell us your story please contact:
Alexis Ritchie at Calderdale CCG
Tel: 01924 504956
Lydia Pignataro at Barnardo’s Positive Identities
Tel: 01422 371993
This engagement will last for six weeks.
The closing date for all responses is Midday on Monday 3 June 2019.
Thank you for taking the time to share your views and completing this survey!
Calderdale and KIrklees CCGs need your help to design a future service. They invite you to two events to help them do this. The two events will be held in one central location ‘The Holiday Inn’, Clifton Village, West Yorkshire, Brighouse, HD6 4HW and they would like your support to attend one or both events.
The first event is on Friday 11 May, 9:45am-2:30pm. This event is about sharing what people have already told us about wheelchair services, looking at these findings and making sure we have not missed anything. The second one is on Friday 20 July, 9:45am -12:15pm. This follow up event is about looking at our proposed model of service and hearing your views about this.
You can register to attend the event using the online link or scanning the QR code (for registration by mobile) below. Or by printing off the registration form and returning to the FREEPOST address at the back of the form.
The event will give you an opportunity to hear the feedback we have received on the current service, and help to use the feedback to shape a future service.
If you can’t attend the event but would still like to be involved, they will be talking to local people and groups between the 11 May and the 20 July to gather feedback.
Contact Dawn Pearson at email@example.com or call her on 01422 307428.
It’s getting cold out there! Calderdale Council have produced a short film for a guide to staying Winter Wise.
Winter is a time when people are at more risk of injury or illness. By thinking ahead you can reduce risk and be prepared should the cold weather hit suddenly.
You can also download the download the Stay Winter Wise booklet.
Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to know what you think about plans to change the way that some medicines and products are prescribed.
The CCG’s aim is to ensure you have a long, healthy life and be active and independent for as long as possible but they also have a limited budget. Because of this they need to make decisions on what to buy so the funding is in place for the right services.
The CCG spends more than £600,000 on lower value medicines and products. These are items that many people already buy for themselves. They include:
- Baby milks and infantile colic products
- Multivitamins and vitamin D
- Emollients (moisturisers) for minor dry skin conditions
- Cosmetic products, including eflornithine for facial hair
- Antifungal nail paints
- Sunscreen products
By not prescribing these items the money could be spent on more effective treatments which have a more positive impact on patients’ health.
CCG also spends about £80,000 every year on prescribing branded medications instead of prescribing non-branded (generic) medicines.
Most medicines have two names, for example Nurofen is a brand name and the generic name is ibuprofen. Generic products contain the same active ingredient as the branded product and are just as effective as branded medicines.
They also spend about £120,000 every year on gluten-free (GF) foods for patients with Coeliac Disease which you can now get easily from supermarkets and pharmacies.
The CCG want to know what you think about changing the way they prescribe:
- Branded medicines
- Lower value medicines and products such as sunscreens, baby milks, creams for unwanted hair, multivitamins, moisturisers, antifungal nail paints and colic treatments
- Gluten-free foods
To find out more about our proposals, you can download the consultation document, or pick up a hard copy at your local GP.
To have your say, complete the survey no later than 4 December 2017.
You can pick up a copy of the survey at your local GP practice, download and fill in a copy or complete online at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PrescribinCCCG/
The consultation document can be downloaded as Changing the way we prescribe consultation document and the survey to print out and complete as Changing the way we prescribe SURVEY.
Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group are looking to improve emotional health and wellbeing services for young people aged 13- 19. They are looking for partners to help develop a Recovery college model for Calderdale.
Definition of a recovery college model:
A range of courses and workshops aim to help people recognise and develop their own:
- personal resourcefulness
- become experts in their own self-care
- work towards achieving their goals and ambitions
If you think your group has something to offer and would be interested in working in partnership with other organisations, please get in touch and we can support you to contribute.
The deadline for final submissions to Calderdale Council and the Calderdale CCG is Friday 17th February 2017.
Are you aged 10 – 24 and living in Calderdale?
The PRG Support Project is based at Voluntary Action Calderdale and works with GP Surgeries to increase the involvement of patients.
The project wants you to think about your GP Surgery; how do you feel about it? Is there anything you would change about the way you receive care and treatment?
You could earn money for your community by becoming an Engagement Champion. You could reach out to people in your community that may not otherwise get to have a say. If you enjoy talking to people and getting involved this could be for you.
The NHS wants to talk to people about its plans for local health services. There is FREE training for local people to become Engagement Champions and talk to their communities.
The next training programme begins in the third week in February. If you are interested in finding out more; contact Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01422 431094.
The Engagement Champions programme is run by Voluntary Action Calderdale and funded by Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, responsible for planning and buying local health services in hospital and in the community.