Improve maternity information and care for women
As part of the Choice and Personalisation work of the Maternity Transformation Programme, NHS England has put together a survey to help us better understand the information that women want when making a decision about their maternity care. The survey is now live and can be accessed on the NHS England consultation hub. The results will be an excellent resource to inform how we shape information for women to support them in making choices. The survey runs until 31 March 2017.
Mental health recovery and employment services, provided by the third sector consultation
Your views are needed on proposals for improvements in mental health day services.
From 1 March 2017 until 26 May 2017, we would like your views on a number of proposed changes to some of the mental health services we buy from third sector organisations.
Third sector organisations are ‘not for profit’ and/or non-governmental. Sometimes these are charities or private organisations.
The proposals include creating ‘recovery centres’ for people with serious mental illnesses, offering individuals support with their employment, education and training options, and accessing personal health budgets.
A single provider of services is also being proposed, which could be one organisation or a number of organisations working as a partnership. The aim of which is to ensure that individuals from across Birmingham receive the same high-quality mental health day services, regardless of where they live in the city.
The consultation questionnaire can be completed online here .
If you would like to attend one of the public meetings please see below:
2pm to 4.30pm Friday 17 March 2017 - BVSC 138 Digbeth Birmingham B5 6DR. Book tickets here.
2pm to 4.30pm Thursday 4 May 2017 - MAC Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH. Book tickets here.
Have you received a copy of the annual GP Survey asking you for your views about your GP Practice?
If you have received a copy, have you completed and returned it yet?
The 2017 National GP Survey was sent to a random sample of patients at all GP practices in England on 3rd January. The survey is conducted by IPSOS Mori on behalf of NHS England. The survey is very important as it provides patients with an opportunity to give feedback on a variety of topics such as getting through to the practice, getting an appointment, opening times, waiting times, standards of care from your GP and/or practice nurse, and out of hours GP services. GP practices and Clinical Commissioning Groups use the collective scores to help them to make changes that will benefit patients. All feedback is anonymous.
The survey will be open for responses until the 30th March. Patients can complete it on paper, online, and in Easy Read, Braille, British Sign Language or large print formats upon request. It is also available online and over the phone in 14 additional languages.
There is a FAQ page on the NHS England website which contains comprehensive information about the survey that you may find useful.
If you have received a paper copy of the survey and would prefer to complete online, or want to look at the 2016 scores for your practice please use this link.