The NHS belongs to us all. Listening to what people say about local NHS services helps us to understand what patients need and want. Taking a wide range of views into account means that we can develop high quality health services that meet local needs and expectations. Your views really matter to us. The feedback we receive will contribute to the further improvement of local healthcare services. It’s also vital that we tell people about our plans and explain the reasons why decisions have been made.
You can choose how much time you give to getting involved. We may send you surveys from time to time, invite you to small focus groups with a few other people to discuss specific issues, or talk to you over the telephone.
We are always looking at new ways to help people have their say about health services and we will work with you to find out the best method for you. If you have any questions about how you can get involved you can contact our Patient and Public Involvement team on 01422 307400.
CCGs have statutory duties to involve the public in commissioning. Calderdale CCG seeks both internal and external assurance that we engage with the right people, at the right time, over the right issues. Internally, decisions on the commissioning of, or changes to health and cares services must be approved by internal committees and/or during Governing Body meetings, which are held in public.
The CCG assurance process has been designed to provide confidence to stakeholders and the wider public that CCGs are operating effectively to commission safe, high quality and sustainable services within their resources.
Representatives from Healthwatch, patient reference group and the CCG’s public involvement lay chair sit on the Patient and Public Involvement steering group.
Public involvement and experience are discussed at each meeting. Our patient involvement lay representative is also a representative of the CCG’s Quality Committee.
How you can get involved
Have your say
Follow the link to find out all the different ways you can have your say in decisions, and work together to make a difference to local healthcare services.
Engagement and consultation
Follow the link to discover more about past and present engagement and consultations at the CCG. Here you will find information on the views we have collected, and are collecting, as we aim to further improve local healthcare services.
We organise a range of public events throughout the year. These are open to all and include the opportunity to find out more about the work of the CCG, meet staff, and have your say.
Details of our upcoming events can be found on our Meetings & Events page.
Governing Body Meetings
A number of our Governing Body Meetings are held in public. Come along and listen to the discussion and find out more about what we do. You can also submit questions in advance. More information on our Governing Body is available on our Governing Body page.
Giving Everyone a Voice
Read and download our equality blog which tells you all about the work we are doing with LGBTQ+, children and young people and wheelchair users.
We want you to get involved, did you know…..
|We can provide information in easy read, large print, audio and braille|
|We can pay any travel costs – see our policy here|
|We have a hearing loop at all of our meetings|
|We can provide a BSL sign language interpreter|
|We can pay for any support costs|
|We hold meetings and events in accessible venues|
|We can provide language interpreters|
|You can tell us if you need any support to get involved so we can help|